Headaches Specialist

Integrated Chiropractic

Sean Joseph, DC

Chiropractor located in Silverdale, WA

While common, headaches can feel debilitating and reduce your ability to enjoy life to its fullest. At Integrated Chiropractic in Silverdale, Washington, skilled Chiropractor Sean Joseph, DC, CKTP, offers a variety of natural headache treatments to give you long-lasting relief. Call his office to schedule an appointment or send us a message from the contact us page.

Headaches Q&A

What are headaches?

A headache is an uncomfortable feeling in one or more areas of your head or neck. Headache pain ranges from mild to severe, and debilitating headaches are usually migraines. If you struggle with migraines or frequent headaches and want relief, see Dr. Joseph at Integrated Chiropractic for an evaluation.

What do headaches and migraines feel like?

If you have a headache or migraine, you may notice:

  • Dull aching
  • Sharp pain
  • Throbbing discomfort
  • Muscle tension
  • Visual disturbances
  • Pain on one side of your head
  • Sensitivity to smells, light or sound 

Headaches are sometimes short-lived, but they can last a day or longer in some cases.

What are the risk factors for headaches?

Headaches are common and can happen to anyone, but some factors boost your risk of getting them. Examples include:

  • Family history of headaches or migraines
  • Hormonal changes
  • Dehydration
  • Skipping meals
  • Caffeine (coffee, soda, energy drinks)
  • Alcohol
  • Some food additives
  • Excessive exercise
  • Ongoing stress
  • Tumors
  • Head injuries
  • Spinal misalignment
  • Whiplash
  • Poor posture
  • Being overheated

The cause of headaches isn’t always known, but seeing Dr. Joseph can give you the relief you desire.

He works to find the root cause of headache pain after reviewing your medical history, symptoms, and lifestyle and completing a physical exam. Dr. Joseph may recommend blood tests, urine tests, imaging procedures, or other diagnostic tests.

What are common headache treatments?

A variety of treatments available at Integrated Chiropractic can reduce headache pain naturally. Examples include:

Massage therapy

Therapeutic massage reduces muscle tension, stress, and other causes of headache pain using manual manipulation techniques. 

Myofascial release

Myofascial release uses manual pressure or high-frequency vibrating devices to reduce muscle tightness responsible for headache discomfort. Licensed massage therapists at Integrated Chiropractic stretch tight issues and apply gentle pressure as needed.

Chiropractic adjustments

Chiropractic adjustments realign your spine, reduce muscle and nerve tension, improve posture, and lower your risk of future headaches and migraines.

Corrective exercises

Dr. Joseph helps you complete corrective exercises that strengthen and stretch tight tissues in your neck and shoulders, thereby reducing headache discomfort. 

Lifestyle changes

Making simple lifestyle changes reduces your risk of headache pain. Examples include drinking lots of water, getting regular exercise and plenty of sleep, eating nutritious whole foods, and keeping stress levels low.

Don’t suffer through frequent or long-lasting headaches when holistic pain-relieving solutions are within reach at Integrated Chiropractic. Call the office to book an appointment or send us a message from the contact us page.