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Chiropractor Gladstone

CQ Chiropractic has been based in Gladstone since the early 1990s, but our team have been taking care of the chiropractic needs of Gladstone residents for over 35 years! Our unbeatable experience and great reputation mean you can have total confidence in our great quality, highly regarded services.

Our team are totally committed to helping you improve your health and wellbeing. Our specialists are all highly trained and have impressive experience, with many having worked or trained internationally.

Whether you’re choosing chiropractic adjustments or a therapeutic massage,  your treatment will be delivered by a dedicated professional who you can have total confidence in.

We provide a range of services to cater to the chiropractic needs of every client. We offer chiropractic adjustments using various methods, and are happy to use a specific adjustment type if you have a preference. Please get in touch with us to book your appointment.

Our Clinic Hours:

Early & Late Appts Available!

  • Monday 7:30am - 5:30pm
  • Tuesday 7:30am - 6:00pm
  • Wednesday 7:30am - 5:30pm
  • Thursday 7:30am - 5:30pm
  • Friday 7:30am - 5:30pm
  • Saturday 8:00am - 11:00am
  • Sunday Closed

Please phone for an appointment today!

07 4978 5100

Everything You Need To Know About Chiropractic

What Does Chiropractic Care Involve?

Our experienced Chiropractors treat and diagnose disorders of the nervous system and the musculoskeletal system and their effects on general health. We also treat various conditions relating to the musculoskeletal system, including headaches, neck pain, and back pain. You may benefit from chiropractic care if you suffer from aching joints or muscle pain, making it difficult to get through the day or preventing you from performing your favourite activities.

The profession of chiropractic is one of the largest health care practices in Western culture. The purpose of chiropractic treatment and rehabilitation is to treat mechanical conditions of the spine and musculoskeletal system. Chiropractors look at how joints and muscles relate to the nervous system and how structural problems could affect overall health. Chiropractic treatment is primarily concerned with spinal conditions, but chiropractors are also highly skilled in treating musculoskeletal pain.

However, even if there are no painful symptoms, it can help maintain a healthy spine and joint function. Because each person is different, we highly recommend calling to book and discuss any concerns prior to your appointment.

Is Chiropractic Safe?

A chiropractor’s care has a very low-risk profile, especially compared to more invasive methods of treating spinal problems. Our Chiropractors are heavily experienced and knowledgeable in their fields so there is nothing to be concerned about. Neck manipulation is generally regarded as a safe procedure by the American Chiropractic Association.

Chiropractors are known for their safe, non-invasive, and conservative care approach. During chiropractic adjustments, the adjusting technique is gentle and low-stress, with well-proven results.

Chiropractic care has been used for a long period and has developed an extensive safety record in this time. This is largely because it is non-invasive (unlike surgery) and it does not require medication that could potentially have dangerous side effects or addictive qualities.

You should avoid chiropractic adjustments if you have severe osteoporosis, numbness, tingling, loss of strength in an arm or leg, spine cancer, stroke risk, or any known bone abnormality of the upper neck. If you do have any concerns, please contact us prior to booking an appointment.

How Does Chiropractic Work?

Lower back pain is commonly treated with chiropractic adjustments, such as chiropractic manipulations or manual or spinal manipulations. A chiropractic adjustment is a technique in which trained specialists apply controlled, sudden pressure to spinal joints using their hands or a small tool. This medical procedure results in improved spinal motion and improved physical function.

Chiropractic adjustments involve manipulating vertebrae that have abnormal movements or don’t function normally. During this chiropractic treatment, the subluxation is reduced, the range of motion is increased, nerve irritability is decreased, and the joint function is improved.

Chiropractic adjustments help joints that are either fixed, locked up, or not moving properly with the use of precise force. By restoring joint motion, this aids in the gradual recovery of the joint’s normal functioning. Its purpose is to improve spinal functionality, nerve system function, and health through a safe and natural procedure.

Spinal adjustments can be performed in many ways. Chiropractic care is usually delivered by the chiropractor’s hands or an instrument designed specifically for this purpose. Adjusting can either be quick, slow, consistent or indirect. During the course of their university studies and clinical training, chiropractors become proficient in a variety of different adjusting techniques.

Do Chiropractic Adjustments Hurt?

Adjustments are usually painless. Despite a few pops and cracks, there shouldn’t be any intense pain. In most cases, you won’t experience pain after an adjustment if you weren’t in pain beforehand. Occasionally, chiropractic patients experience mild soreness or minor aches after their visit.

The first time a patient undergoes chiropractic treatment, they may involuntarily stiffen up or resist the adjustment, causing them to feel a bit of discomfort until they are relaxed.

Additionally, patients who have experienced whiplash may experience mild discomfort from inflammation resulting from the trauma. However, following the adjustment, many patients report feeling relieved, calm and a sense of wellbeing. Others report feeling more mobile.

What Is The Difference Between Chiropractic & Physiotherapy?

Chiropractic care and physiotherapy share some similarities. Both disciplines treat and manage your pain and stiffness, and they are practised by professionals who have extensive science-based education. They can, however, have slightly different approaches.

In both chiropractic and physiotherapy, the goal is to increase movement and strength, reduce pain, and restore your full functionality. The main difference between chiropractors and physiotherapists is that chiropractors use manipulation, while physiotherapists often use mobilisation techniques.

A chiropractor adjusts your spine and limbs by hand if they cannot move as they should. Manipulations that restore healthy body movement are gentle and specific. You should move better and more freely after receiving treatment.

Chiropractic care is often thought to have no value if combined with physiotherapy, and vice versa. This is simply not the case. When applied correctly and by the right practitioner, each treatment can bring great benefits. And often, they work well in tandem with each other. Chiropractors and physiotherapists SOMETIMES recommend patients receive both treatments together, so they can benefit from each. Of course, this does depend on your individual circumstances.

When these two disciplines are combined, you are able to receive a wide variety of treatments that are beneficial to your body’s healing process and ability to recover quickly. Chiropractors may be able to diagnose the problem, provide pain relief and restore normal movement, but a physiotherapist can help you maintain the restored movement and keep you pain-free.

At CQ Chiropractic, we’re committed to doing everything we can to protect and improve your health.

We only use the best products and equipment in the clinic, including the Aqua Thermassage dry spa bed, which treats the body using a combination of massage, flotation, and heat.

We also have various products available including support thongs, pain relief products, and supportive contoured pillows.

The products we offer are specialised designed to help you take care of your chiropractic health beyond the walls of our clinic. We only promote products that we have genuine confidence in. 

Chiropractic Treatments Gladstone

We want to deliver the absolute best service to every client. We know that life can be busy, so we have early and late appointments available, allowing you to fit your appointment into your day at your convenience.

We can also provide chiropractic treatment to patients who have a variety of chronic health conditions – simply let us know about your concerns and we’ll assess how we can best help you. We have a number of techniques available and always aim to find the most suitable option for every client.

There are enormous benefits of undergoing a chiropractic adjustment treatment plan that has been customised for your needs. Aside from treating muscle and spine pain, chiropractic treatments can also assist with:

Headache Treatment

  • Chiropractors treat many types of headaches, including migraines and tension headaches. Patients who have experienced tension headaches and migraines have reported relief with chiropractic treatment.

Blood Pressure

  • Due to the adverse effects of medications, such as fatigue, nausea, anxiety, and dizziness, many medical professionals prefer this noninvasive method of treatment over the medicinal method.


  • Pain, joint issues, and muscle tension are often caused by inflammation. In order to treat back pain and arthritis, chiropractic adjustments reduce chronic inflammation.

Please let your Chiropractor know about any medications you are taking, medical history, surgical treatment, and lifestyle factors. Then they can create a treatment plan tailored specifically to your situation.

Frequently Asked Questions

This largely depends on the type of injury and the length of time that you’ve had it. Chronic injuries that have been causing problems for some months (or years) will usually take longer to heal than acute (recent) injuries. Most people will start to see a positive difference within a month or two, following the chiropractor’s prescribed treatment frequency.

Yes. Chiropractic is non-invasive and doesn’t place strain on the internal organs. Women who are receiving chiropractic in the early weeks of pregnancy (perhaps before they’re aware that they’re expecting) can rest assured that their treatment won’t harm the baby. Women who suffer from back pain or related issues as a result of pregnancy often find chiropractic helpful during the later stages.

Yes. Chiropractic is very safe, non-invasive and suitable for people from 0 to 99+ years of age! Babies who have had a traumatic birth often benefit from chiropractic treatment to resolve spinal issues caused by their birth problems. Note that parents remain with children throughout the chiropractic treatment.

Typically, chiropractic is used to treat conditions caused by irregularities in the spinal column. This may include whiplash, back or neck pain, sciatica, or problems caused by the compression of spinal nerves. In some cases, decompression of spinal nerves can result in improved bowel function, pain relief, improved mobility and even an improvement in symptoms such as fatigue, brain fog, and mood disorders.

Chiropractic has also been shown to be beneficial in treating problems caused by poor posture (such as muscle or joint pain).

As well as the manipulations that are performed by the chiropractor during the treatment session, patients will also frequently be given a list of exercises to complete between sessions. These reinforce the work done by the chiropractor, improving strength in the muscles that support joints to reduce the risk of the problem reoccurring.

Patients may also be issued with lifestyle advice (such as losing weight, improving cardiovascular fitness, buying a more supportive chair if they spend a long time in front of a screen for work or investing in a suitably supportive mattress).

These additional measures will increase the rate at which treatment is effective, as well as reduce the likelihood of a reoccurrence of the issue.

No. The area of the spine that needs to be manipulated will need to be exposed, but there’s no need to remove clothing in order for this to happen in most circumstances.

This depends on factors such as the nature of the injury, how long you’ve had it, your overall health and how diligently you perform the exercises the chiropractor has recommended. Your chiropractor will discuss the number of sessions you’re likely to need following your initial assessment.

We have a modern, well-equipped clinic in Gladstone, and our team of friendly and knowledgeable professionals are committed to helping you.

If you’re based in Gladstone and could benefit from great quality treatment with CQ Chiropractic, please reach out to us today!

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