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Anxiety Specialist

Integrated Chiropractic

Sean Joseph, DC, CKTP

Chiropractor located in Silverdale, WA

Having constant anxiety can stop you from going out and enjoying life and can also prevent a good night’s sleep. If anxiety has a significant influence over your life, Chiropractor Sean Joseph, DC, CKTP, can recommend integrative anxiety management strategies at Integrated Chiropractic in Silverdale, Washington. To find out more about anxiety and how to manage it, call Integrated Chiropractic or send us a message from the contact us page.

Anxiety Q&A

What is anxiety?

Anxiety refers to feelings of intense or irrational fear or worry. If you have an anxiety disorder, you experience these feelings frequently throughout day-to-day life, even in situations that would not cause the same stress for most people. Everyone experiences anxious feelings from time to time, but an anxiety disorder can seriously impact your life.

A few of the most common types of anxiety disorders are:

  • Generalized anxiety disorder
  • Phobias
  • Panic disorder
  • Social anxiety disorder
  • Separation anxiety disorder
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder

Your anxiety can heighten without treatment, so finding a way to manage it is essential to improving your wellbeing. Treating anxiety can improve your sleep, concentration, interpersonal relationships, and other aspects of your life. At Integrated Chiropractic, Dr. Joseph specializes in managing anxiety with an integrative, whole-body approach. 

What are some common symptoms of anxiety disorders?

Anxiety disorders can cause a range of symptoms based on the type you have. The feelings can also vary among people with the same diagnosis. Many factors can contribute to your anxiety, including specific triggers that prompt your symptoms. Your symptoms may include:

  • Fear and worry
  • Ruminating
  • A racing heartbeat
  • Rapid breathing
  • Nightmares
  • Panic attacks
  • Restlessness
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Sweating

These symptoms can flare up into an anxiety attack, which involves overwhelming worry. An anxiety attack is not quite the same as a panic attack, but the two share some similarities.

How can I manage my anxiety?

Dr. Joseph creates an individualized integrative care plan to help you manage your anxiety at Integrated Chiropractic. A typical care plan for anxiety includes multiple treatment routes, such as:

Chiropractic care

Chiropractic care helps with anxiety by triggering the release of hormones associated with positive feelings, such as oxytocin. Chiropractic adjustments can also improve your sleep, lower your blood pressure, and restore a balance between your body and mind. 

Clinical Psychology

Clinical psychology is the psychological specialty that provides continuing and comprehensive mental and behavioral health care for individuals and families. With the use of no medication but holistic techniques to train and re-program many mental health issues.

Massage therapy

Massage therapy is a soothing treatment involving strategic manual pressure from a licensed massage therapist. It induces deep relaxation, helps ease muscle tension, and increases activity in your parasympathetic nervous system to calm your brain and body. 

Diet changes

Making changes to your diet has an endless range of benefits, including reducing anxiety. You should increase your intake of healthy foods like leafy greens and non-dairy probiotics while limiting choices like sugar, caffeine, and red meat. 

To find out more about how integrative medicine can treat your anxiety, call Integrated Chiropractic or send us a message from the contact us page.