Notice of Leave


RE: Dr. Shupe & Dr. Downing leaving the practice.
TO: Denver Chiropractic, LLC Patients

We would like to wish all the best to both doctors in their future endeavors. Over the years they have helped thousands of people like you regain health and an active lifestyle. They have been like family at our clinic and their departure to move away from our clinic comes with a saddened heart.

As the owner of the clinic, I would like to extend an invitation for you to continue your care at our clinic with myself or Dr. Steve Brown. We are currently interviewing chiropractors to find the absolute best for our patients. Drs. Nick Shupe and Brittany Downing would like you to continue your care at Denver Chiropractic, LLC. Your treatments and cost will be the same for your care.

Denver Chiropractic, LLC is continuing to grow and would like you to be aware of the added services that will soon be available to you.

  • Newly added approximate 400 square feet for Physical Rehabilitation (estimated completion August 2016).
    Adding Multiple Physical Therapists for health insurance/cash patients
    Adding a Medical Doctor for health insurance/cash patients
    Foundation Training Classes of 15 to 20 people capacity
  • On Site Digital X-Ray Suite
    Spine and extremities with medical radiologist interpretation (estimated completion August 2016)
  • Decompression Chiropractic Table

We thank you for your patronage and we appreciate your trust in our services.


Trent Artichoker MS, DC
Owner of Denver Chiropractic, LLC


denver chiropractor team for auto accident injury treatment

Auto Accident Injury Treatment

Not all auto accident injury treatment was created equal. I have found that the best approach utilizes multi disciplinary integrative treatment plans. This allows the best treatment options available from the variety of health care practitioners that treat whiplash accident injuries. Conversely, an approach that utilizes only one profession, such as chiropractic, massage, or anyone profession might not yield the best results for several reasons.

Going to your local family chiropractor for your whiplash accident may help temporarily, but ancillary services will help speed up your recovery and help prevent future aggravation of your injuries. Chiropractic is an excellent option to help realign the spine, but physical therapy will also keep the adjustments lasting longer. Massage therapy will help improve the circulation and help decrease excessive muscle tension that pulls the spine out of alignment. The medical doctor helps authorize the care so the insurance company pays as well as supervising treatment and provide any necessary referrals to specialists when needed.

In Denver we are seeing a huge jump in our population which is also congesting our roads. The increase in traffic is also causing an increase in whiplash accidents in Denver. These types of accidents can be very serious, and can produce significant injuries, such as concussions (mild traumatic brain injuries), facet syndrome, strains/sprains, which is what people with whiplash usually get in an accident.

Besides improved care with a multi disciplinary approach, your legal case also become better in terms of documentation. Improved documentation results in an increase in your case value, which means your rights are being protected. Utilizing one type of health provider will decrease your case value, this will decrease the funding needed for future medical expenses and may not help you recover all of your lost wages or any other economic damages.

Auto accident injury treatment in Denver provides the best outcomes with an integrative approach. Denver Chiropractic, LLC is an almost 4,000 square foot facility that houses chiropractic, massage, medical doctor (Dr. Lee Moorer), physician assistant, physical therapy, physical therapy assistant, acupuncture, and a rock solid team of assistants. If you are involved a whiplash accident or any other type of car accident in Denver, our team would to help you out. Call us 303-455-2225 to schedule a free consult for your auto accident injury treatment.

Author: Dr. Trent Artichoker

Denver Chiropractic, LLC
3890 Federal Blvd Unit 1
Denver, CO 80211

car accident injury doctor

All automobile accidents are painful. Not only can there be expensive physical damage to your car, but there can also be serious injuries to the precious cargo inside your car – you and your passengers.

In the chaos following an accident, it’s not unusual for those involved to imagine that they feel just fine. The adrenaline racing through your body masks pain very effectively. Sometimes days or even weeks later, pain from injuries suffered in even what seemed to be an inconsequential accident can manifest itself in crippling ways. You may suddenly find that you cannot work, cannot play, and that the quality of your life has been seriously restricted. It is for this reason that you should quickly head to a chiropractor after an automobile accident.

In cases such as these, the passage of time can erode your rights to recover damages from the negligent driver. The tick-tock of passing time can be your worst enemy.

In the heat of the moment, we rarely think about future medical expenses, lost wages, pain, suffering, and the other cataclysmic impacts that may be visited upon you and your family as a result of someone else’s negligence.  In order to protect yourself, it is essential that you visit a qualified chiropractor as soon after your accident as possible so that you can have a professional evaluation of your physical condition. If you wait until the painful evidence develops, you may be too late.

Of course, we hope you’re well. Too often, though, symptoms of whiplash, musculoskeletal trauma, or even internal injuries can develop after the fact – if you have not seen a chiropractor in a timely fashion or, worse, if you have been rushed into the settlement of your claim by an over-eager insurance adjustor, your right to recover these damages may already be gone.

Accidents happen – but, we know that lives can be forever altered as a consequence of someone else’s negligence. Thankfully, our system of justice works to protect the innocent, but it only works when you do your part. Protect yourself and your family. If you are involved in an automobile accident, get a chiropractic evaluation as soon as possible. Denver Chiropractic, LLC is your best bet, if you’re in the Denver area. And whatever else you do, don’t be badgered into settlement of your claim before you know how seriously the quality of your entire life might be diminished (–for that, check out who offers services in the Denver area as well.)

There is no surprise when it comes to peoples reactions when the topic of a chiropractor comes to the table. People loves us, hate us, and even tried to eradicate our profession (Wilk vs. American Medical Association). Unfortunately, most peoples vitriolic feelings stem from the long war on the chiropractic profession by the AMA. Fortunately, the profession has worked very hard in validating the beneficial effects of spinal manipulation and other related manual therapies for neck pain, back pain, headaches, car accident injuries, sports injuries, and other related musculoskeletal conditions. Regardless of the amount of research that does support our professions goals of helping people, there will always be naysayers. There are a multitude of reasons why people may not particularly like our profession, which I describe below.

  1. Expense. Some chiropractors can be very expensive and such services are out of reach for the common person. Today’s chiropractor can look very different than yesterday’s chiropractor and cracking backs ain’t all they do these days. Some of the most expensive chiropractors practice functional medicine, chiropractic neurology, and even soft tissue techniques like Active Release Techniques can be very pricey. In some clinics, 15 minutes of ART cost $99, or a functional medicine treatment plan may reach up to $10,000. Regardless of cost, putting a price on health can be difficult and the aforementioned fees pale in comparison to other providers fees in different health professions. Chiropractors spend an incredible amount of time and energy studying the most current health trends and even start health trends. The next time you question a chiropractors fee, you might want to question the cost of not using a chiropractor.
  2. Fear of the unknowing. Unanimously we are grouped together as bone crackers and this can scare the bejesus out of common folk. Everyone has seen the bad guy crack a poor dudes neck with a quick twist and instantly put him down. Keep in mind that we like to fix people and not break them, as that would be way bad for business. Some of my patients let me know right away that they are scared of getting adjusted. I understand the stigma and it comes from not knowing what to expect and fearing the worst out of the experience. If people want to fear the adjustment, they should whole heatedly fear the self adjustment. Seeing people wrenching on their own necks freaks me out! Stop it people, that is not normal! Chiropractors are like ninjas when it comes to adjusting the spine. The adjustment can be smooth, quick, and so gratifying you might wanna light up a cigarette afterwords.
  3. Myths. Once you go to a chiropractor, you always have to go. Chiropractors are quacks! Chiropractors are not real doctors. Chiropractic care is dangerous. There is no proof that chiropractic works. Adjustments hurt. They don’t call these myths for nothing as each one of these can be discussed further. There is a reason that chiropractic is standing the test of time, and it is because it works!

The chiropractic profession in today’s world is very diverse and can offer very high quality affordable health care. Researching Denver chiropractor reviews or pick your specific city plus chiropractor reviews can offer a large amount of real experience online reviews. Review sites such as Yelp, help validate honest reviews and can be very useful. I also wrote a blog article on how to pick the best chiropractor that may also help you decide.

Author: Dr. Trent Artichoker

Denver Chiropractic, LLC
3890 Federal Blvd Unit 1
Denver, CO 80211



¡Estamos agregando un nuevo quiropráctico a nuestra clínica!

Su nombre es Dr. Steve Brown. Somos afortunados de tenerlo en nuestra oficina. Tiene su Licenciatura y Maestría en Ciencias. En la escuela de quiropráctica, recibió entrenamiento avanzado en el tratamiento de las condiciones de tejido blando de músculos y ligamentos, etc. Después de la escuela de quiropráctica, completo educación posgrado y certificación en lesiones medulares y lesiones deportivas. Después de recibir su licencia de Doctor of Chiropractic, él ha estado practicando en una oficina muy ocupada, por lo que tiene mucha experiencia en el cuidado de pacientes. El Dr. Brown y su esposa, que también es quiropráctica, se han trasladado recientemente a esta área. El está emocionado de formar parte de nuestro personal en el cuidado de usted y los otros pacientes, mientras que le proporciona con el mismo tratamiento profesional que usted ha disfrutado en los últimos anos.

Probablemente has visto como ha crecido nuestra oficina de Quiropráctica en los años. Este crecimiento me permito aceptar otras perspectivas que se has presentado a mí. Pasará con el tiempo a otras clínicas médicas integradas que me han ofrecido puestos para ser quiropráctico en sus clínicas. Quiero tomar estas oportunidades, así que voy a estar asistiendo al Dr. Brown en revisar su archivo, instruyéndole sobre el tratamiento que usted ha recibido. Por la maravillosa bondad de médico y paciente que hemos disfrutado, esto obviamente no ha sido una decisión fácil para mí, y sin duda hubiera preferido decirle esta noticia en persona. Sé que todo esto puede parecer precipitado, pero estas raras oportunidades se presentaron a mí recientemente y es el momento adecuado para poder tomarlos, Usted me ha dado bondad, confianza y lealtad con los anos. Hemos disfrutado de nuestras conversaciones, compartir nuestras vidas y han trabajado bien juntos para que pueda disfrutar los beneficios de la quiropráctica. Espero que sepan lo precioso que ha sido y seguirá siendo siempre conmigo. Estoy seguro de que encontrara ese mismo cuidado, atención y relación con Dr. Brown. Dr. Artichoker ha sido mi compañero durante los últimos 7 años, y él va a administrar la oficina de orientación confiable. Sé que también estarán encantados de seguir disfrutando el mismo personal amable y ambiente acogedor en un lugar familiar. Después de todo, este sigue siendo su oficina de quiropráctica.

Con sinceros saludos,

Dr. Drew Colagrosso

We are adding another chiropractor to our clinic!!!

His name is Dr. Steve Brown. We are fortunate to have him in our office. He has his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Science. While in chiropractic school, he received advanced training in treating soft tissue conditions of the muscles and ligaments, etc. Following chiropractic school, he completed post-graduate education and certification in spinal injuries and sports injuries. Since receiving his Doctor of Chiropractic license, he has been practicing in a busy office, so he has plenty of experience caring for patients. Dr. Brown and his wife, who is also a chiropractor, have recently moved to this area. He is excited to join our staff in caring for you and the other patients, while providing you with the same professional treatment you’ve enjoyed over the years.

You have probably seen how our chiropractic office has grown over the years. This growth will allow me to accept other career prospects that have been presented to me. I will transition over time to other integrated medical clinics that have offered me positions to be the chiropractor at their clinics. I want pursue these opportunities, so I will be assisting Dr. Brown in reviewing your file and instructing him on the treatment you’ve been receiving. Because of the wonderful doctor-patient teamwork we’ve enjoyed, this obviously has not been an easy decision for me to make, and I certainly would’ve preferred to tell you this in person. I know all of this might seem abrupt to you, but these rare opportunities were presented to me recently and the time is right for me to take them. You have given me kindness, trust and loyalty over the years. We have enjoyed our talks, shared our lives and have worked well together so you can enjoy the benefits of chiropractic. I hope you know how precious that has been to me and will always remain with me. I am confident that you will find that same care, attention and relationship with Dr. Brown. Dr Artichoker has been my partner for the last 7 years, and he will be taking over the office building and clinic. I’m confident that he will continue to oversee and manage the office with dependable guidance. I know you will also be glad to continue to enjoy the same friendly staff and comfortable atmosphere at a familiar location. After all, this is still your chiropractic office.

With Sincere Regards,

Dr. Drew Colagrosso

should i use a standing desk?

As more and more research comes out about the silent dangers of sitting, employers and employees are joining the growing trend of utilizing standing desks. As a chiropractor in Denver who treats back pain related to sitting, I get asked on a daily basis if the standing desk is the solution to help avoid their back troubles. There is much more to this simple question as the answer is a bit more complicated, so let’s look at some facts related to sitting.

The Dangers of Sitting.should i use a standing desk

The American Journal of Epidemiology published a prospective study including over 53,000 men and almost 70,000 women that showed an increase in mortality with the length of time sitting, regardless of independent physical activity (1). This fact is mind blowing. You can’t Crossfit your way out of the dangers of the desk jockey. Sit less and live longer should be the title of this study.

How about back pain? The above study is mainly about heart health, but what about back health? Surprisingly, a study published is the journal Spine showed that intradiscal pressure may be less in an individual that is sitting upright compared to an upright standing posture (2). The study advises movement to help support the flow of fluid in and out of the disc. This study also looked at a variety of postures and its effects on disc pressures, which all showed increases with flexed postures, regardless of sitting or standing. There is no ideal sitting or standing posture, so one must continually change their postures to help migrate the strains of sitting or standing. The take away with this study is to keep moving!

You’re the Captain

The answer to the initial question is a yes, but also a no. Standing desks can help offset the strains of sitting, but also come with its own problems. Standing engages the back muscles more than sitting and can add pressure to the spine, which is only negated by movement. Sitting can create large forces on the spine as well, which is only negated by movement. A variety of work stations is ideal in the workplace. So, reducing the chances of decreasing your lifespan from heart disease, or decreasing your chances of having back pain all must incorporate movement. Avoiding sedentary postures, whether they are sitting or standing is the key.

Autohor: Dr. Trent Artichoker

Denver Chiropractic, LLC
3890 Federal Blvd Unit 1
Denver, CO 80211




Treating the body can be like a master painter using canvas and paint. It demands mastery of fundamentals, yet the addition of the creative. The chiropractor is placed in a similar position, working with the body demands great scientific knowledge about the body, but adding the creative and artful flair is where the healing takes place. Masterly blending treatment concepts at times may help bolster treatment outcomes. Such is the case with Active Release Technique and Dry Needling.

This is one of my favorite pairings when it comes to making the body perform better. One course of single type of therapy is rarely applied as combining different therapies help complement the work of the other. This is similar to applying heat before one does massage, Active Release Technique and Dry Needling are also complimentary to treating the body.

Most issues that present to the chiropractic office are rooted in movement dysfunction patterns coupled with poor nutrition . This is seen as static postures or repetitive overuse postures. It boils down to moving the same way too much, or not moving enough. Both of these scenarios create local changes in the muscle and the surrounding fascia.

When a muscle is constantly required to contract, especially for long period’s time, the motor neuron unit becomes dysfunctional. The motor neuron unit is where the nerve attaches to the muscle and is primarily responsible for having the muscle undergo cycles of contraction and relaxation. The motor neuron unit becomes dysfunctional and starts to overly secrete its chemicals. A biochemical mess ensues that disturbs the pH balance and increases the inflammatory mediators. This creates the need for trigger point therapy.

This situation creates a dysfunctional motor neuron unit and a trigger point. The trigger point is the taught and tender band like portion of the muscle that causes local and referred pain. As a Denver chiropractor, trigger points are always a co-conspirator with spine related problems. The primary trigger point disrupts the region, which creates other areas that ends up having to compensate and work harder, which thus starts a cycle of creating more trigger points. Sustained trigger points will then alter the tissues framework, creating scar tissue.

Scar tissue shows as leathery type tissue that has little to no give or pliability. So, now you have two problems, and two solutions. Active Release Technique aids in ridding the area of scar tissue, and Dry Needling helps reestablish the motor neuron unit to work correctly and deactivate the trigger points.

In summary, the vast majority of problems that the chiropractor sees is based in movement dysfunction patterns that create scar tissue and trigger points. I received my Dry Needling in Denver training from Kinetacore, a very reputable company and professional company that emphasizes patient safety and thoroughness.

Author: Dr. Trent Artichoker MS, DC, ART

Denver Chiropractic, LLC
3890 Federal Blvd Unit 1
Denver, CO 80211


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