Regatta Chiropractic Care Dr. Shawna Hogan

"Shawna is the best in Destin. She has changed my life! If you have doubts about chiropractic, you better give it a try. It will change your life too! You feel and look great after a visit to Regatta Chiropractic!"


What is Spinal Manipulation?

One of the most common and well known therapeutic procedures performed by doctors of chiropractic is spinal manipulation (sometimes referred to as a "chiropractic adjustment"). The purpose of spinal manipulation is to restore joint mobility by manually applying a controlled force into joints that have become hypomobile – or restricted in their movement – as a result of a tissue injury. Tissue injury can be caused by a single traumatic event, such as improper lifting of a heavy object, or through repetitive stresses, such as sitting in an awkward position with poor spinal posture for an extended period of time. In either case, injured tissues undergo physical and chemical changes that can cause inflammation, pain, and diminished function for an individual. Manipulation, or adjustment of the affected joint and tissues, restores mobility, thereby alleviating pain and muscle tightness, allowing tissues to heal. Chiropractic adjustment rarely causes discomfort. However, patients may sometimes experience mild soreness or aching following treatment (as with some forms of exercise) that usually resolves within 12 to 48 hours. Compared to other common treatments for pain, such as over-the-counter and prescription pain medications, chiropractic's conservative approach offers a safe and effective option. 

Our safe and effective techniques offered

  • Manual adjustments
  • Activator adjustments
  • Electric muscle stimulation
  • Anti-inflammatory diets and supplements
  • Flexion Distraction
  • Massage therapy
  • Topical analgesics like BioFreeze and Cryoderm
  • Exercises
  • Stretches
  • Desk, Car, Work, and Home ergonomics