The primary treatment used as a Doctor of Chiropractic is spinal manipulation therapy. I may use my hands, a mechanical instrument to move your joints, which may cause an audible "pop" or "crack" and may feel a sense of movement. The material risks inherent in chiropractic adjustment, there may be certain complications, which may include, but are not limited to fractures, disc injuries, dislocations, muscle strains, cervical myelopathy, costovertebral strains and separations, and possibly burns. Some types of manipulation of the neck have been associated with injuries to the arteries in the neck, which rarely leads to contributing to serious complications including stroke. Fractures are rare and generally result from underlying weakness of the bone, which I will check during your history and examination. Stroke and the incidences thereof are exceedingly rare and estimated to occur between 1 in 1,000,000, and 1 in 5,000,000 in cervical adjustments. "Other treatment" options for your condition may include Self-administered OTC analgesics, rest, medical care, prescription drugs, (e.g. anti-inflammatory, muscle relaxants and painkillers) Hospitalization, surgery - If you choose one of the "other treatment" options, you should be aware that there are risks and benefits of such options that you may need to discuss with your primary medical physician. Additionally, you may feel some stiffness and soreness following your first days of treatment. If you have a condition that would otherwise not come to my attention, it is your responsibility to inform me at your initial appointment or when you have knowledge of the condition. Additionally, You must complete your patient history properly.
By signing below you authorize and consent that Kraig Knotts, DC, furnish me and/or my dependents with necessary medical care. I understand that I am accepting treatment from a Chiropractic Physician & Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician at Eagle Sport & Family Chiropractic, and that there are intrinsic differences between the care of Chiropractic Physicians and Allopathic (MD, DO) Medical Doctors. I voluntarily consent to the rendering of care, including diagnostic procedures & medical treatment, by Dr. Kraig Knotts, DC, (or his office staff designee) as professional judgment may deem necessary. I understand, as with medical treatment, there is no guarantee this treatment will offer complete resolution to all conditions I may have. I also intend this consent form to cover the entire course of treatment for my present/future condition(s). I acknowledge that no guarantees or cures have been made to me as to the result of examination or treatment.