Chiropractor Aurora | The Joint – Aurora, Southlands

Clinic Details

24300 E Smoky Hill Rd, Suite 136
Aurora, CO 80016

Phone: (303) 835-9783

5 Stars
based on 4 reviews

Hours of Operation

  • Mon: 10:00AM – 07:00PM
  • Tue: 10:00AM – 07:00PM
  • Wed: 10:00AM – 07:00PM
  • Thu: 10:00AM – 07:00PM
  • Fri: 10:00AM – 07:00PM
  • Sat: 10:00AM – 05:00PM
  • Sun: 10:00AM – 05:00PM
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Welcome to The Joint – Aurora, Southlands! As your local chiropractor in Aurora, CO, we invite you to join the millions of Americans who have not only found relief from back pain, but also a pathway to wellness with chiropractic’s natural, drug-free approach to healthcare.

How We Can Help

Whether you are familiar with chiropractic care or this is your first time, you can expect your visit to The Joint to be new and different from any healthcare experience you’ve had before. Perhaps even life-changing.

Here is a quick and easy way to see what makes The Joint …the chiropractic place the perfect chiropractic destination:

  • Conveniently Located
  • Open Nights & Weekends
  • No Appointment required
  • No Insurance Hassles / Requirements
  • Affordable Personalized Care Plans
  • Licensed Chiropractors & Chiropractic Physicians

Our chiropractic services offer you and your family a quality, affordable, convenient and accessible healthcare solution. Chiropractic assists in eliminating and relieving the days of shoulder, neck and back pain as well as many other “symptoms” you may be experiencing. So whatever your ailments may be, visit our Aurora chiropractic office, because your overall health is our business. And remember, you never need an appointment to visit The Joint so stop in when it is convenient for you. See you soon!

Our Doctors

Dr. Sarver

Before becoming a Chiropractor, Dr. Sarver served in active duty as a Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps. While in the Marines he won awards for achieving first class physical fitness tests. After an honorable discharge Dr. Sarver earned his bachelors of Science degree in Health and Exercise Science at Colorado State University. He worked at the CSU recreational center as a certified personal trainer helping his clients meet their short and long term goals. While obtaining his prerequisites for Chiropractic College Dr. Sarver also worked as a Colorado state licensed certified nurse aide. Dr. Sarver noticed that he was helping people who had already begun to develop the disease process. He then realized that the Chiropractic model is to prevent the disease process from beginning by allowing the body to achieve its maximal potential by being “subluxation” free.

Dr. Sarver graduated from Parker College of Chiropractic in Dallas, Texas in 2008. At Parker he participated in an internship with the Dallas Veterans Affairs Hospital providing Chiropractic care to our armed service’s veterans. While working as a Doctor of Chiropractic in Colorado Dr. Sarver has had the privilege to several informal internships with Denver Pain Management and with Dr. Robert Bess orthopedic surgeon.

Dr. Shane Bartels

Dr. Shane Bartels utilizes a natural, hands on, comprehensive approach to optimize his patients’ health. He uses diversified chiropractic adjustments, therapeutic exercises, specialized muscular modalities, and patient education to treat the whole person in a caring, individualized way. Dr. Bartels believes in identifying and correcting the root cause of your symptoms in order to heal the body instead of simply masking symptoms. He desires to help his patients move away from the current health model of disease care to a health promotion model, preventing pain and disease before they occur. Dr. Bartels believes our bodies were meant to do more than merely survive, but to thrive and reach the health potential it was designed for.

Shane received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from the University of Western States in Portland, Oregon and a BS in Health and Exercise Science from Colorado State University in Fort Collins. His passion for understanding the complex human physiology and providing his patients with the best evidence-based therapies keep Dr. Bartels constantly reading, researching and developing new skills. He and his wife Kelly recently moved back to Colorful Colorado from the great Northwest and are enjoying every sunny moment.

(303) 835-9783
24300 E Smoky Hill Rd, Suite 136
Aurora, CO 80016

The best way to contact us is via phone (see above), then email via

Did You Know?

Routine chiropractic care can provide management and relief for the following:

  • Back Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Migraine and Tension Headaches
  • Shoulder and Elbow Pain
  • Knee, Foot and Ankle Pain
  • Leg Pain (Sciatica)
  • Chronic Injuries
  • And More!

Chiropractic may also help:

  • Improve Nervous System Function
  • Relieve Prenatal Discomfort
  • Increase Vitality and Improve Quality of Life
  • Provide Preventative Care
  • Improve Overall Health and Wellness for both Children and Adults

Friendly Tips for Your Chiropractic Visit

How to get the most out of your Aurora chiropractic visit:

  1. Wear loose fitting and comfortable clothes.
  2. Write down a list of your problem areas (lower back pain, any sports injury, stiffness, etc.)
  3. Include any accidents that you may have been in (car accidents, falls, sports accidents, etc.)
  4. Include any persistent problems (sleep difficulty, headaches, neck pain, soreness, etc.)
  5. Include any health conditions and any surgeries you have had.
  6. In other words, tell your chiropractor about all of your health conditions so that he can help you best.


In other words, tell your chiropractor all about your lifestyle and health conditions so that they can tailor your chiropractic care to maximize your health goals.

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    February 19, 2015
    One of my cousins suffered from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). She had chronic symptoms including gas, bloating, and diarrhea. She’d tried everything her doctor suggested, until I urged her to see a chiropractor – and she experienced immediate relief from her symptoms. Now she only has mild symptoms every once in a while, not the ...
  • Chiropractors Do More than Adjust the Spine

    February 11, 2015
    When I first started seeing my chiropractor, I thought I knew what to expect: bone-cracking spinal adjustments. Instead, I got a massage, a recommendation to see an acupuncturist for my insomnia and to cut the sugary soda from my diet, and then the bone-cracking spinal adjustment. While the focus on spinal adjustment and correcting subluxations (misalignments ...
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    February 10, 2015
    What do you give your toddler to drink?  Are sugary fruit drinks an option when it comes to their drinks?  A recent U.S. study has linked overweight children to sugary drinks. Read more to find out about what the study found and ways you can help maintain a healthy weight and diet for your toddler! What did ...
  • Chiropractic Care for Sciatica

    February 3, 2015
    Several years ago, my father suddenly began feeling pain in his lower back; it radiated to the back of his thigh and into his leg. It felt like a painful cramp, and came with tingling and numbness. When he moved, sneezed, or coughed, the pain felt much worse. He was eventually diagnosed with a herniated ...
  • Smoking Linked to Back Pain & How Chiropractic Care May Help

    January 30, 2015
    My mother was a smoker until she became pregnant with my older brother. Thirty-two years later, she still craves the occasional cigarette, and encouraged all three of her children to never take up smoking. “You don’t want to like it, so why try it?” she would say. That made sense to me, so I’ve never ...
  • Three Great Ways to Help Your Diet Go Green

    January 26, 2015
    All of us are aware of the need for more vegetables in our diet, but there are three super green choices that stand out as the ones to give you the biggest, healthiest boost in vitamins, fiber, and nutrients. They are avocados, spinach and Brussels sprouts. Start with an avocado You can easily slice this into your ...
  • Battle Back Against White Fat by Increasing Your Brown Fat

    January 21, 2015
    Most of us have been conditioned to believe that all fat in our bodies is bad for us. But a special type of fat found in the neck and shoulders, called brown fat, is actually good for us – and aids in burning off our other, so-called white fat cells. Now scientists have observed the action ...
  • Chiropractic Care: A Natural Remedy for Anxiety

    January 16, 2015
    Ready for an astounding fact? It just happens that 40 million adults in the United States suffer from an anxiety disorder. This includes those who suffer from panic attacks, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, and more. While it is normal to feel anxious or nervous during certain times, such as before a job interview or ...
  • Is Back Pain From Work Following You Home?

    January 15, 2015
    Sometimes we run into work sessions that seem endless.  Deadlines build and projects loom. Of course, we push ahead and do what it takes to make everything happen.   But later, as we unwind, neck kinks or nagging back pain may still be there.   Some reports say almost 90% of office workers have musculoskeletal pain,  that shows ...

Testimonials & Reviews
5 / 5 stars
Awesome people, awesome service. At the moment I cannot think of anything to help you improve your services. Thank you. A grateful,
9/30/2014 12:03:50 AM
The Joint …the chiropractic place
5 / 5 stars
My family and I see Dr. Sarver and we love coming in. The frequency is perfect to keep us happy and his work is wonderful. He is detailed oriented and kind. We love coming out there despite it being further than other locations. Thank you!
9/18/2014 4:58:30 PM
The Joint …the chiropractic place
5 / 5 stars
Hey Guys, I just wanted to give Dr. Shane Bartels a sincere thank you regarding my session with him yesterday. Not only did he spend a significant amount of time with me going over all my symptoms and explaining what was going on, he also educated me as to why. It’s extremely tough to get a doctor these days that will spend enough time with a patient going through all their symptoms and medical history to figure out how to best treat that patient. Dr. Shane went above and beyond with me and answered many questions I’ve had for years. As far as my session itself, it was spectacular. I have had a limp for some sort of improper gait for a couple of years due to a bad car accident. I injured my lower back bad enough that my right calf muscle was showing atrophy. Instantly after my session, I was walking almost normally which is something I have been unable to do for years. It was unbelievable. I played baseball with my sons and rode bikes with my daughters around the neighborhood last night, something I haven’t been able to do for years without significant pain, if at all. Anyways, consumers and patients always seem to find time to write letter when they have a bad experience, but I had such an exceptional experience with Dr. Shane I wanted him and your entire organizations to know how grateful I am for his exceptional patient service, and the spectacular quality of care I received at your establishment. As a funny side note, I walked into two previous chiropractors before yours yesterday, and waited long enough to even be talked to that I walked out to go elsewhere. The initial customer service I received, along with Dr. Shane’s exceptional overall treatment has earned you a patient for life. Thanks again for the exceptional customer service. Sincerely, Clarke
9/10/2014 4:59:20 PM
The Joint …the chiropractic place