Straighten Up Alberta is brought to you by the Alberta College and Association of Chiropractors (ACAC), which regulates the chiropractic profession in Alberta under the Health Professions Act. The ACAC is committed to protection of the public by ensuring accountability and improving Albertans’ health and well-being.
Doctors of chiropractic diagnose, treat and help prevent musculoskeletal (bones, muscles, cartilage, tendons, joints and connective tissues) conditions and disorders and the effect they have on the nervous system.
The main form of treatment chiropractors deliver is called an adjustment – a non-invasive procedure consisting of a precise directed movement to help relieve pain and discomfort, and restore range of motion. Sometimes chiropractors will also use other therapies like massage, heat, laser and ultrasound. In addition to adjustments, chiropractors also counsel patients regarding nutrition, lifestyle and exercise.
A chiropractor does not prescribe drugs or perform surgery, but may make a referral to medical specialists for such treatment when appropriate.
For more information, visit www.albertachiro.com.