Denver CO chiropractor, Dr. Artichoker, chiropractor in Denver, conducts a thorough and professional exam including:
- Detailed history
- Orthopedic exam
- Neurological exam
- Biomechanical exam
- Hard and Soft Tissue exam
- Posture Analysis
- X-Rays or other imaging, if symptoms warrant, such as; advanced pathology, fractures, infection, possible defects, or other red flags.
After a detailed biomechanical exam, a gentle adjustment may be performed to your spine.The main adjustive technique that Dr. Artichoker performs, is called, “Diversified Technique”, but he also utilizes many other techniques. The adjustment decreases pain, improves healing time, relaxes muscles, and improves range of motion.
Many people do not realize that chiropractors can also adjust ribs, collar bones, shoulder blades, shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips, knees, ankles, and feet. Adjusting non-spinal joints plays an important role in proper joint function.
We have one of the most advanced laser and low level light therapy products on the market. We utilize Multi Radiance’s MR4 Super Pulsed Laser. It has the amazing capability to reach 5 inches below the tissue. The laser works by improving and accelerating the cells capacity to make ATP, the energy source of the cell. Try out our therapeutic cold laser in Denver.
We are one of the few chiropractic clinics in Denver to offer this specialized form of therapy. The Cox Flexion-Distraction technique is used to treat a variety of back and neck conditions, especially herniated discs, spinal stenosis, facet syndrome, and transition segments. Positive effects of the technique include; increasing the posterior disc height, reduced stenosis, opens the vertebral canal, increases metabolite transport into the disc, reduces posterior disc stress, and decreases intradiscal pressure.
Denver CO chiropractor, Dr. Artichoker, is specially licensed in Physiotherapy from the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners and has a state license to perform electrotherapy. Some of the modalities offered are interferential current, high volt, iontophoresis, pre-mod, russian stim, and microcurrrent.
An effective technique to help reduce excess tension in the body that is stored in muscle knots known as trigger points. A thin solid filament needle is used in various dysfunctional sites of the body. The thin solid filament needle is used to Dry Needle an area that is aimed at producing the Latent Twitch Response or an ache or cramp like feeling. This twitch response deactivates an active trigger point and allows the muscle to relax. Learn more about Dry Needling.
With the vast array of shoe choices, and many of those choices based on fashion trends, it is no wonder why people have problems with their feet. Take for example, Chinese foot binding, a tradition to form the foot for cosmetic purposes, but leaving the foot barely functional. The foot and ankle contain 28 bones with 55 articulations. Dr. Artichoker has received special training for adjusting the foot and to specifically find the right orthotic that meets your needs. Our clinic provides one of the best custom orthotics in Denver.
These exercises are designed to decrease compressive forces on the spine, and help you develop quality motor control of your core to help protect your back. The exercises are excellent for the young, the old, and the professional athlete. Ask Denver CO Chiropractor, Dr. Artichoker, about Foundation Training.
Massage can be a very effective tool to address to musculoskeletal system dysfunctions. Our lives can be very stressful that can build up tension in our bodies. If this tension is not addressed, dysfunction will occur, which will show as neck pain, back pain, and headaches. Massage should not be considered a luxury, but a necessity in today’s world. We provide massage therapy in Denver at our convenient location in North Denver, near the Highlands neighborhood, close to downtown.
Acupuncture is one of the most ancient healing techniques on the planet. It is used successfully for a wide array of conditions. Our Denver acupunturist, Tarynn Butler, is trained in multiple techniques for a multitude of conditions. Treatments are not painful, and are very relaxing. Acupuncture is based on restoring the energy channels throughout the body, called meridians. An acupuncturist helps stimulate the movement of this energy, which in turn allows the body to function at a higher level.
We provide the Graston technique in Denver to aide the chronic or acute problematic area. Tools are used to help restructure the tissue along the normal planes of stress. When injury occurs, the healing process lays down scar tissue in a somewhat haphazard fashion, the tools help redesign the tissue structure to improve its function.
We offer kinesio taping in Denver to treat a variety of conditions. Perhaps you have seen some of the Olympic athletes on TV wearing colored tape. The tape offers many uses including: limit swelling, limit pain, improve lymphatic drainage (picture to the right: shows bruise healing in progress, the areas where kinesio tape was applied show increase drainage and thus faster recovery time), inhibit muscles, activate muscles, and improve proprioception.
Active Release Technique
Our chiropractors perform the Active Release Technique in Denver to treat soft tissue problems. We utilizes this technique to rid the body of built up scar tissue due to overuse and trauma. The Active Release Technique or ART protocols are used for a wide variety of problems, such as sports injuries or car accident injuries like whiplash, neck pain, back pain, and extremity pain. The technique is a valuable and unique service that will help you return to your favorite activities or sport quickly.
Denver CO chiropractor, Dr. Artichoker, has special certification to perform sports physicals. We provide sports physicals in Denver, CO to athletes of all ages. We perform a standard physical that includes, but not limited to a heart, lung, abdomen, cranial nerves, and a thorough musculoskeletal exam.
Dr. Artichoker provides public speaking on various health related topics such as repetitive stress injuries, ergonomics, nutrition, injury prevention, and etc. Call or email Denver Chiropractic, LLC for more information.
Ultrasound can be a very effective form of therapy for a variety of conditions. Ultrasound works by penetrating deep into the tissue and gentle warming it to a more healthy state that improves circulation, and the speed of healing.
Janet Travell, a medical doctor to John F. Kennedy, was the first to use the term trigger point. Trigger
points are tender nodules in the muscle, and with specific techniques such as dry needling, NIMMO, Ischemic
compression, PIR, shockwave therapy , and others the trigger point can be eliminated. Trigger points cause local pain, and pain at distant sites form the trigger point, as illustrated from Travell’s work.
Nasal Specific Technique
A unique treatment option for sinusitis that helps restore proper nasal joint mechanics. Our Nasal Specific Technique in Denver is one of a kind for sinus sufferers. Sinusitis can be aggravating as it is usually very difficult to manage. Nasal Specific takes approximately 20 minutes to perform at our office.
Muscle Energy Techniques
A concept developed by Fred Mitchell, D.O. that involves forces generated by the patient and doctor in opposing directions. The goal is to restore proper joint mechanics, proper muscle output tension, and thus improving the position and tone of the muscle and its surrounding tissues.
Involves a variety of sub-techniques that impose force directed on the fascia of the body. The fascia, an interpenetrating and surrounding tissue exerts its complex influence on the function of the body. This technique helps to reduce muscle spasm, and fascial restrictions that prevent the normal range of motion of the tissue.
Cupping is an ancient Chinese practice where glass cups are applied to different parts of the body. The air inside the glass cups are removed either by suction or heat. The difference in air pressure allows the skin, muslce, and fascia layers to be “sucked” into the glass jar. The suction stimulates blood flow to the area, which allows the healing process to take place. Cupping is a great therapy to add to a treatment plan, especially with chronic pain type syndromes.
Fortunately we live in a country that offers food choices from every continent, the unfortunate truth is that many of our choices are biased from large corporate mass media marketing campaigns that advertise stripped down processed food. The Standard American Diet (SAD) is a contributory factor to a host of diseases. Let me help you wade through the complex marketing to give you, your family, and your friends healthy eating options. We offer nutritional consultations and innovative testing to help you optimize your health.
Work Place Ergonomic Evaluation
Just like choosing a good mattress where you will spend almost a 1/3 of your life, it is also just as important to consider work place factor since approximately another 1/3 of your life will be spent of the job. Carpal tunnel syndrome is not the only disorder that you risk developing at the work place. Two recent studies of insurance claims show that the combined cost of cumulative trauma disorders, such as repetitive motion injuries and low back pain, is over 11.5 billion annually. Good workplace ergonomics can save companies thousands of dollars. Learn more about our ergonomic evaluation in Denver.
On Site Treatment (Sports / Back Stage)
Please contact Please contact us if you would like Denver CO chiropractor, Dr. Artichoker, to come and treat at your site, whether it is a sporting event, backstage, or at your business, we would be more than happy to be flexible with your schedule . Click here for some of the past events where Dr. Artichoker provided on site chiropractic services.
We also offer Biofreeze in Denver at our clinic.