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Dr. Skylar W. Bakko, D.C.

Chiropractor

Dr. Skylar Bakko is a Chiropractor practicing in Davenport, IA. Dr. Bakko 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. Bakko seeks to reduce pain and discomfort through manipulation and adjustment of the spine.
8 years Experience
Dr. Skylar W. Bakko, D.C.
  • Centennial, CO
  • The Palmer College of Chiropractic
  • Accepting new patients

Can chiropractors straighten my spine?

Yes, chiropractors can help straighten the structure of your spine, if needed.

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Can sleeping on your side cause scoliosis?

I’m not sure there’s any evidence of that, anywhere.

Skylar Bakko, DC QNCP PAK BFM

Why does my shoulder hurt more at night?

The pain is ultimately a symptom of a greater problem. It could be poor muscle support, old injuries, or even a bad mattress. It’s advisable to get your shoulder checked by your READ MORE
The pain is ultimately a symptom of a greater problem. It could be poor muscle support, old injuries, or even a bad mattress. It’s advisable to get your shoulder checked by your chiropractor.

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Can chiropractors ease shoulder and arm pain?

Depending on the cause, it is absolutely something that chiropractors typically get great results with.

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How do you loosen tight neck muscles?

I prefer light stretching. Massage is also helpful.

How do I prevent neck pain when exercising?

Good form is the best way to prevent injuries with exercise. If the pain persists then there’s likely a bigger problem that should be checked by your chiropractor.

Should I workout if my neck hurts?

It’s not a great idea to do so. You could injure your neck more. I would get evaluated and treated by your chiropractor if warranted.

How long does a pinched nerve in the neck last?

That’s something that could last a lifetime unless you get it corrected by your chiropractor.

Is a heating pad good for neck tension?

Heat should work well for neck tension.

What will happen if a pinched nerve goes untreated?

A pinched nerve is a sign of a greater structural and neurological problem. If it’s left untreated it could lead to degeneration in the spine as well as nerve damage.

How do I stop my shoulder from hurting when I sleep?

That’s usually an indication somethings wrong with your shoulder. I would personally evaluate the shoulder for muscle dysfunction/weakness. That’s a common cause of that pain while READ MORE
That’s usually an indication somethings wrong with your shoulder. I would personally evaluate the shoulder for muscle dysfunction/weakness. That’s a common cause of that pain while sleeping.

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How long does a chiropractic adjustment take to work for shoulder pain?

Shoulders can take time as they are very unstable joints. It all depends on the severity of the injury. I’ve gotten great results in just a few visits, and I’ve also seen patients READ MORE
Shoulders can take time as they are very unstable joints. It all depends on the severity of the injury. I’ve gotten great results in just a few visits, and I’ve also seen patients that take months to heal.

Skylar Bakko, DC QNCP PAK BFM

Can I see a massage therapist and a chiropractor for shoulder pain?

Absolutely, you can. It's good to combine both for a lot of pain problems, including shoulder pain.

Skylar Bakko, DC QNCP PAK BFM

When should you get shoulder pain checked?

If the pain doesn’t go away within a week, I would definitely get it checked out right away.

Skylar Bakko, DC QNCP PAK BFM

Can bursitis be treated by a chiropractor?

Given the right tools and techniques, a chiropractor can do great work with bursitis.

Skylar Bakko, DC QNCP PAK BFM

What does a chiropractor do on the first visit?

Typically, they’re going to take a detailed history to start trying to figure out the cause of your pain. Then, they’ll do an exam of the back for you. If they can figure out exactly READ MORE
Typically, they’re going to take a detailed history to start trying to figure out the cause of your pain. Then, they’ll do an exam of the back for you. If they can figure out exactly what’s going on, they’ll start treatment that day and give you a reasonable idea what to expect going forward.

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Can spinal misalignment cause anxiety?

In short, yes. There are some major neurological pathways that get disrupted when there are certain areas of the spine “out of alignment.” They can activated the “Fight or Flight” READ MORE
In short, yes. There are some major neurological pathways that get disrupted when there are certain areas of the spine “out of alignment.” They can activated the “Fight or Flight” part of your nervous system which can lead to anxiety. Getting those areas treated properly can help shut off the Fight/Flight pathways and stimulate relaxation/stress relief.

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Can chiropractors help anxiety?

I highly recommend chiropractic for anxiety, especially if you find a chiropractor that practices functional neurology and/or brain-based wellness. Skylar Bakko, DC QNCP PAK READ MORE
I highly recommend chiropractic for anxiety, especially if you find a chiropractor that practices functional neurology and/or brain-based wellness.

Skylar Bakko, DC QNCP PAK BFM

What is the difference between a physical therapist and a chiropractor?

I often suggest both. Both have valuable tools for musculoskeletal issues. Chiropractic is a neurologically-based profession, personally I’ll look to the brain and nervous system READ MORE
I often suggest both. Both have valuable tools for musculoskeletal issues. Chiropractic is a neurologically-based profession, personally I’ll look to the brain and nervous system to stimulate pathways to heal that area quickly. A lot of chiropractors only focus on the biomechanics of the body/injury. I can’t necessarily speak for Physical Therapy, but they do an excellent job diagnosing structural injuries and providing rehabilitation programs for those injuries.

What could lower back pain mean?

Pain is often the last thing to appear in repetitive motion or degenerative process. It could be from little stressors over time such as lifting or sitting long periods. The pain READ MORE
Pain is often the last thing to appear in repetitive motion or degenerative process. It could be from little stressors over time such as lifting or sitting long periods. The pain could be a result of nerve or joint irritation in your spine. Personally, I’m always going to the chiropractor to get my back/spine evaluated if I have an issue like that.