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Denver Chiropractic, LLC is currently accepting new patients. Your first visit will include a consultation, history, examination, diagnosis, and treatment. Learn more about the process, payment, insurance and more.

Of course! We are in-network for most health insurances including:

  • United
  • Optum
  • Columbine – Denver Health, Cigna, Aetna
  • Cofinity
  • Landmark – BCBS
  • We accept other insurances that are not listed.

To get the most accurate information about your insurance policy, please call the number on the back of your insurance card. You can ask them if you have chiropractic benefits, your deductible amount, whether you have co-insurance or a co-payment, and if we are in or out of network.

If you want us to bill your insurance, your cost will depend on your specific policy.

As a practice that specializes in car accident injury care, we do accept auto accident insurance. We can bill your Med-Pay or we can work with your at-fault insurance company to get your care paid for.

We can treat you on a car accident lien in Denver if you don’t have med-Pay or insurance. There is no upfront cost to you and your medical bills are paid through the settlement at the end of your treatment period.

We discount our services if you pay at the time of your visit when you are not using insurance, at the rate of:

  • $98 for your first visit, and $58 thereafter
  • Student discount = $98 for your first visit, and $50 thereafter.
  • The time of service discount only applies if you are not having us bill your insurance

We are legally allowed to apply a time of service discount to our master fee schedule when we do not bill insurance. This “time of service discount” is in effect due to the lower costs to our clinic by not having to bill insurance, not having to wait for your insurance to process the visit, not having to process the insurance EOB, and not having to bill you after your insurance company and our company process the visit.

We treat a variety of conditions related to the spine. Not all conditions are listed, please call our office if you are wondering if we treat a specific condition.

  • Low Back Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Headaches
  • Whiplash / Auto Injury
  • Chronic Pain
  • Pins & Needles
  • Disc Herniations
  • Stenosis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Numbness
  • Sciatica
  • Posture Related Problems
  • SI Joint Dysfunction
  • Muscle Knots / Trigger Points
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Leg Length Inequality
  • Sports Injuries
  • Nerve Pain
  • Dizziness
  • Overuse Injuries / Repetitive Strain Injury (R.S.I)
  • Foot / Ankle Pain
  • Overpronation / Custom Orthotics
  • Shoulder / Arm Pain
  • Hand / Wrist Pain
  • Ankle Sprain
  • Hip / Knee Pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Spinal / Extremity Joint stiffness
  • Scoliosis treatment in Denver
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Pregnancy induced low back, hip and leg pains
  • Acute back pain relief
  • Sub-acute back pain relief
  • Chronic back pain relief
  • Improved mobility
  • Acute neck pain relief
  • Sub-acute neck pain relief
  • Chronic neck pain relief
  • Headache relief
  • Cost effective health care
  • Increase in quality of life
  • Decrease use of medications
  • Decrease number of loss of work days due to pain
  • Decrease muscle spasm and hypertonicity
  • Decreased stiffness
  • Improved joint function
  • Improved biomechanical performance
  • Decrease risk of injury
  • Improved balance

The outcomes for Chiropractic treatment are optimal for patients with:

  • Acute/chronic mechanical/myofascial cervical, thoracic, and, lumbosacral spinal pain
  • Diagnostic classifications include whiplash, radiculopathy, lumbar stenosis, facet syndrome, costo-transverse capsulitis, sacro-iliac joint pain, spinal sprain/strain, non-specific spinal pain, discogenic low back pain, myofascial pain syndromes, cervical headaches.
  • Patients with cervical or lumbar intervertebral disc herniation commonly respond positively to chiropractic management.
  • Treatments are likely to include forms of traction, McKenzie (extension) therapy, and positional release techniques.
  • Our patients with repetitive strain injuries (tendonitis), carpal tunnel syndrome, thoracic outlet syndrome, and other musculoskeletal disorders also appreciate excellent outcomes.
  • RCT on Spinal Manipulation Therapy in patients with low back pain.

The interest of Denver Chiropractic, LLC lies in building successful relationships with a variety of health providers to allow for the most well rounded advice, examinations, and treatment options for our patients. Medical referrals are welcome.

In our experience, once an injury occurs near a joint, the joint around the lesion stops working properly, and without proper remobilization, the stage is set for a slower healing response and possible accelerated degeneration. Through our clinic experience, we have found that if we can get the joint moving freely, whether it is in the spine or an extremity, we can get a more rapid response in resolution of symptoms.

If you would like more information about chiropractic, or would like to meet with Dr. Artichoker, please request on appointment today.

Patients with spinal pain commonly appreciate functional improvement and pain relief within a few treatment sessions, while others require more extensive care.

  • The acute, uncomplicated spine pain patient should appreciate significant relief with 2-4 weeks of care.
  • Chronic or complicated patients may require 4-5 weeks of treatment before accumulative symptom response is appreciated.
  • Patients with chronic or permanent conditions may be treated under a “disease management” model.
  • Once the patient has reached a point of maximum therapeutic benefit in a comprehensive treatment program, manipulation and adjunct therapies may be provided on a periodic basis to maintain functional and symptom gains.
  • Our goal is to encourage independence from treatment.
  • Study on work-related nonspecific LBP, the use of health maintenance care provided by physical therapist or physician services was associated with a higher disability recurrence than in chiropractic services or no treatment.

When the correct manipulation technique is paired with the appropriately selected patient, spinal manipulation is a very safe procedure. There are relative and absolute contraindications to spinal manipulations that have been identified in the physical medicine literature. A history of spinal surgery, osteoporosis, healed fracture, disc herniation without significant or progressive neurological deficit, scoliosis, chronic arthropathies, degenerative changes, and joint instability are not absolute contraindications to treatment.

Absolute Contraindications to Spinal Manipulation Include:

  • Severe or progressive neurological deficits
  • Infections
  • Malignancies
  • Acute bone demineralization
  • Acute fracture/dislocation
  • Acute arthropathies

A contraindication to manipulation in one region of the spine rarely precludes treatment in another region. If techniques cannot be modified to accommodate the patient’s condition, the manipulation is withheld.

Spinal manipulation has been shown to result in an immediate post treatment increase in range of motion, decreased adjacent soft tissue tenderness, improved joint function and decreased pain. Though the mechanism is complicated, research has identified the following benefits from spinal manipulation therapy (SMT):

  • Motion segment (joint and disc complex) unbuckling
  • Meniscoid inclusion release
  • Release of intra-articular adhesions
  • Stimulation of joint mechanoreceptors
  • Relaxation of hypertonic muscles
  • Centrally mediated reflexes are also being investigated

The chiropractic profession is philosophically divided into two primary groups:

(1) those who adhere to many of the traditional chiropractic theories that promote lifelong care, and
(2) those who work on an integrated, evidenced based care model. Types of Denver chiropractors.

Philosophically based chiropractors advocate that spinal manipulation improves health through reducing sub-clinical neurologic impairment by correcting vertebral joint dysfunction (referred to as “subluxation”). Theoretically, spinal adjustments are directed at restoring neural homeostasis, rather than administered to treat a clinical disorder.

Most of these chiropractors do not seek a clinical diagnosis other than “subluxation”, and do not exercise standard examination and treatment procedures. Evidenced based chiropractors commonly work on a physical medicine model to diagnose and treat their patients. Spinal manipulation is one component of the management strategy, which also draws from those therapies that are shared with physical therapists and physiatrists. These chiropractic physicians administer therapeutic treatment modalities such as ultrasound, electrical muscle stimulation, hot/cold therapies and instruct their patients in rehabilitative exercises, stretches, lifestyle changes and proper diet. Many evidenced based chiropractors work cooperatively within hospitals and integrated care centers.

The Journal of Family Practice (1992) published the following guidelines to consider when selecting a chiropractor:

  • Treats mainly musculoskeletal disorders
  • Does not radiograph every patient
  • Willing to be clinically observed
  • Positive feedback from patients
  • Communicates with the referring physician
  • Administers reasonable treatment programs
  • Does not charge a global, up front fee

Candidates for entry into most chiropractic schools are required to complete a four-year undergraduate program. Ten trimesters of chiropractic school (four years) must be completed to graduate. The first eight trimesters are primarily didactic training. Courses include human anatomy and dissection, physiology, pharmacology, diagnostic imaging, nutrition, rehabilitation, spinal manipulation and medical patient management strategies. The ninth and tenth trimesters are completed through an internship under the direction of a licensed chiropractor.

Upon graduation, most chiropractors enter private practice after successfully passing national and state board examinations. Residency programs after chiropractic training are optional and include specialties in Orthopedics, Diagnostic imaging, Clinical studies, Rehabilitation and Research. All licensed chiropractors are required to undergo a minimum of twenty four hours of continuing education on a yearly basis to keep their license in good standing with their state boards.