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Dr. Eduardo J. Marquez

Chiropractor

Dr. Eduardo Marquez is a Chiropractor practicing in Bettendorf, Iowa. Dr. Marquez specializes in preventing, diagnosing, and treating conditions associated with the neuromusculoskeletal system, while improving each patients functionality and quality of life. Conditions treated include sciatica, neck pain, and arthritis pain, among many others. Dr. Marquez seeks to reduce pain and discomfort through manipulation and adjustment of the spine.
Dr. Eduardo J. Marquez
  • Bettendorf, Iowa
  • Palmer College of Chiropractic
  • Accepting new patients

Can chiropractic care worsen a herniated disk?

A herniated disk is not usually worsened by chiropractic care but utilizing the wrong technique may aggravate it and cause an acute flare up of symptoms. Inform your treating physician READ MORE
A herniated disk is not usually worsened by chiropractic care but utilizing the wrong technique may aggravate it and cause an acute flare up of symptoms. Inform your treating physician about your condition and the location and if possible bring any images and the report with you on your first visit for evaluation. This will ensure that the treating chiropractor utilizes the best technique and treatment plan for your condition.

How long does it take for a herniated disc to reabsorb?

There is evidence that conservative chiropractic care can help with the re-absorption of a herniated disc. In my experience this tends to be with more minor levels or herniation, READ MORE
There is evidence that conservative chiropractic care can help with the re-absorption of a herniated disc. In my experience this tends to be with more minor levels or herniation, but as a general rule the more severe the herniation the longer the recovery time. The process can take months to years depending on severity of disc, limiting stressors/aggravations on disc, and overall health and wellness of patient.

Why does my back feel like it needs to be cracked?

Usually the sensation of needing to crack your back comes from some type of bio-mechanical dysfunction that is occurring throughout that specific area or an area that influences READ MORE
Usually the sensation of needing to crack your back comes from some type of bio-mechanical dysfunction that is occurring throughout that specific area or an area that influences that region. Proper correction of that dysfunction and stability therapy of that region is needed to minimize or eliminate that sensation.

Can a chiropractor damage your neck?

There is always that possibility where any procedure can have a negative effect. Usually a patient can get sore post adjustment/manipulation because their muscles, tendons, ligaments, READ MORE
There is always that possibility where any procedure can have a negative effect. Usually a patient can get sore post adjustment/manipulation because their muscles, tendons, ligaments, and joints where treatment occurred have not moved in that manor. A potential sprain/strain can occur as well; if the patient tried to resist or tightened up while the adjustment/manipulation took place or if the doctor used too much force. Unfortunately there is no procedure out there without it's potential risks.

Can a chiropractor fix a herniated disc?

A chiropractor can not "fix" your herniated disc, but the right technique and the right type of rehab can help diminish the symptoms typically associated with a disc herniation. READ MORE
A chiropractor can not "fix" your herniated disc, but the right technique and the right type of rehab can help diminish the symptoms typically associated with a disc herniation. Proper spine mobility, stability and biomechanics can play a big roll in limiting the pain and symptoms associated with disc herniations.

Can you get paralyzed from chiropractor?

It is highly unlikely for you to become paralyzed from a chiropractic adjustment. You would have to have a severe underlying condition along with a highly negotiable doctor for READ MORE
It is highly unlikely for you to become paralyzed from a chiropractic adjustment. You would have to have a severe underlying condition along with a highly negotiable doctor for something that severe to occur.

When should I see a chiropractor for back pain?

I believe seeing a chiropractor is best in maintaining your overall health and mobility. Once you have pain there has been much dysfunction occurring. If you have been having back READ MORE
I believe seeing a chiropractor is best in maintaining your overall health and mobility. Once you have pain there has been much dysfunction occurring. If you have been having back pain for over a year I would suspect there is a lot of compensation occurring, which usually means longer treatment time to resolve your condition.

Why do adults get scoliosis?

Your scoliosis could have started while you were a kid and continued to develop as you continued to grow. Unless you had an x-ray and had them analyzed you can not say you did READ MORE
Your scoliosis could have started while you were a kid and continued to develop as you continued to grow. Unless you had an x-ray and had them analyzed you can not say you did not have the curves as a child. There are multiple reasons why you could develop scoliosis as an adult for this I recommend getting a thorough evaluation to rule out any bone disorders/diseases.

Can a chiropractor help with vertigo?

Vertigo can have different underlying causes, but there has been many successful cases where chiropractic treatment helps resolve if not significantly decrease vertigo episodes. READ MORE
Vertigo can have different underlying causes, but there has been many successful cases where chiropractic treatment helps resolve if not significantly decrease vertigo episodes.

What are the side effects of chiropractic treatment for kids?

Usually the side effects are relief of symptoms. At times there is some soreness during or after the chiropractic manipulative therapy. In rare cases the pain may increase before READ MORE
Usually the side effects are relief of symptoms. At times there is some soreness during or after the chiropractic manipulative therapy. In rare cases the pain may increase before it gets better. Proper evaluation would be needed to determine the best treatment plan.

Should I see a chiropractor for chronic back pain?

The most recent research suggest that conservative chiropractic care/treatment is better for chronic back pain vs. taking medication.

Can you become paralyzed from a chiropractor?

The chiropractor would have to be very negligible to cause any kind of injury. I have not heard of any cases where a patient became paralyzed due to Chiropractic manipulative therapy. READ MORE
The chiropractor would have to be very negligible to cause any kind of injury. I have not heard of any cases where a patient became paralyzed due to Chiropractic manipulative therapy.

Can a chiropractor break your neck?

I have not heard of any cases where a chiropractor broke the neck of one of their patients. Injuries can occur but usually it is due to underlying issues. My experience has been READ MORE
I have not heard of any cases where a chiropractor broke the neck of one of their patients. Injuries can occur but usually it is due to underlying issues. My experience has been at times there is soreness after manipulation but the vast majority of the time it is relief of pain or symptoms.

What is making my spine hurt so badly?

This can be caused by multiple issues and the underlying cause will help determine the best way to treat these issues. I recommend going to a rehabilitation type of doctor for READ MORE
This can be caused by multiple issues and the underlying cause will help determine the best way to treat these issues. I recommend going to a rehabilitation type of doctor for evaluation.

My son has very bad back pain. What can I do?

If the pain is really severe i recommend taking him in for evaluation by any rehabilitative doctor. They will be able to best advise you on what is going on or where would be the READ MORE
If the pain is really severe i recommend taking him in for evaluation by any rehabilitative doctor. They will be able to best advise you on what is going on or where would be the best place to take him for treatment

Is a chiropractic adjustment needed after a sports injury?

Depends on how you were hurt. Did you pull something? Was there a direct blow to that area? What kind of pain are you having? Does it radiate anywhere? All questions that will READ MORE
Depends on how you were hurt. Did you pull something? Was there a direct blow to that area? What kind of pain are you having? Does it radiate anywhere? All questions that will help decide what type of treatment would be best. My recommendation is see a qualified Sports injury doctor for evaluation and treatment. There are certified chiropractic sports physicians that treat many sports injuries.

Can a chiropractor relax your spine?

When you receive a chiropractic adjustment a side effect is "resetting" certain receptors (GTO- Golgi tendon organs) throughout your back which can cause your back muscles to relax. READ MORE
When you receive a chiropractic adjustment a side effect is "resetting" certain receptors (GTO- Golgi tendon organs) throughout your back which can cause your back muscles to relax.

Are chiropractic neck adjustments effective?

Chiropractic adjustments are extremely effective at correcting segmental and somatic dysfunctions throughout your spine, which includes the cervical region.

How do you fix neck kyphosis?

Fixing neck kyphosis requires cervical manipulation, cervical traction, cervical stretching and strengthening exercises. It usually starts gentle and builds in intensity depending READ MORE
Fixing neck kyphosis requires cervical manipulation, cervical traction, cervical stretching and strengthening exercises. It usually starts gentle and builds in intensity depending on neck tolerance. It is uncomfortable due to having to stretch some cervical ligaments. It also requires frequent visits in the beginning of your treatment plan to assure your ligaments respond in the correct manner.

What exercises treat kyphosis?

Throughout your spine you have 2 normal kyphotic curves (thoracic region and sacral region) and 2 normal lordotic curves (cervical region and lumbar region). If you have developed READ MORE
Throughout your spine you have 2 normal kyphotic curves (thoracic region and sacral region) and 2 normal lordotic curves (cervical region and lumbar region). If you have developed a kyphotic curve in what should be a lordotic curve then you need chiropractic manipulation, traction, stretching and strengthening exercises that will be be uncomfortable in the beginning as your ligaments start to elongate. Frequent treatments are needed in the beginning to make sure the proper results are being achieved. If you have an increase kyphosis in your thoracic region (hyperkyphosis) this one is really tough to correct. You should be put on a program that helps strengthen you midback (thoracic muscles) and focuses more on posture. Chiropractic manipulation will help with your discomforts and pains associated with hyperkyphosis.