No more pain pills
Before visiting Dr. Karl Smith, I would have constant lower back pain and I would have to take Tylenol on a daily basis because of my headaches. Now, after a few weeks of visits I am headache free. No more pills for me and my back is feeling great. I highly recommend Dr. Smith if you are looking for a better quality of life.
~ Oleg S.
Headaches are less frequent
I originally visited the office as a result of a Fair coupon. I'd been experiencing degrading posture and extreme muscle tension resulting in frequent tension headaches. Today, headaches are infrequent (less than one a week) and range of motion has greatly improved.
~ Robert T.
Less Intense Pain
I am continuing to have longer periods without pain in my lower back and when I do have pain it is less intense.
~ Heather D.
Treatments are working for me
My pain has lessened a lot since I have been getting treatments. I am not as sore or stiff as before. Sometimes I still get head and neck pains, but it's getting better. I know that these treatments are working for me.
~ Tovah Y.
Less lower back pain
Having had chiropractic adjustments I have noticed an improvement in my posture, less back pain and stiffness. I can actually bend over now to put on my shoes without my lower back hurting now.
~ Belina S.
Headaches Getting Better
I originally visited the office as a result of a Fair coupon. I'd been experiencing degrading posture and extreme muscle tension resulting in frequent tension headaches. Today, headaches are infrequent (less than once a week) and range of motion has greatly improved.
~ Robert T.
Dr. Karl and his staff are wonderful! I have never had a chiropractic adjustment prior to seeing Dr. Karl and he did a great job explaining the process! I am on the road to a full recovery!
~ Wendy D.
From Barely Walking to Riding a Bike
I had just driven 2,400 miles straight from Atlanta to Spokane for work, and I mean "straight". When I arrived all seemed well, but after about two weeks, my lower back and pain shooting down my leg to my big toe with burning and constant ache was so bad that I could not step on it, so walking was more of limping and hopping. Asked my sister if there were and Chiropractors in the area and she said yes, there is Dr. Karl Smith, he likes rhinos, and he is really good. So I limped into him and he started me with an evaluation. And yes, there are little rhino pictures and figures to be seen. As that evaluation started he was seriously concerned that I had a back problem that might need surgery and beyond his care, but he said we will see after he had finished his evaluation. In general I guess I looked bad. So after the tests for motion and pain he took X-rays and then came back to say, "I think I can help you, but you don't have much time or you're going to need surgery". Based on how my body was wracked with pain going way over the normal twinges you ignore, I knew he was right. From the first adjustment I could tell he had real skill unlike any other Chiropractor out there. So I kept on with everything he said to do, out of fear that this was my last shot at a normal life, there is no getting back to normal after surgery, so this had to work. With each adjustment I got better and soon the pain was reduced and I was walking again and I even added bike riding. It is always nice to go into his office. His staff are the best, they are very friendly, professional, and get things done. These people together with Dr. Karl have helped change my life in the way that I was hoping things would go. I am very grateful. To say, Dr. Karl is a good Chiropractor is to say Tiger Woods is a good Golfer, there is just real quality in the care he provides.
~ Steve K.
Nationally Ranked Athlete Speaks
Upon coming to University Chiropractic I was plagued with ongoing pain from a winter time fall that made every day activities such as work, caring for my children, and household duties nearly impossible. Prior to the accident I had been a professional athlete, in the sport of Scottish Highland Games, and world heavy events. My sport was my passion. I thought those days were long gone. Dr. Karl Smith brought me back to a healthy place in life. I have been able to not only regain my abilities to complete daily tasks, but also have returned to my sport in full force gaining my national ranking from 8th in the world to 3rd and rising.
Thanks University Chiropractic.
~ Jon M.
Bad Back Pain
I've only been coming here for a little over a month and it had changed my days. I used to get really bad back pain and now I can get through the day with almost no pain. Dr. Smith has made my life so much better.
~ Jeffrey P.
Look What I Can Do Now
Since receiving treatments I have been able to walk better and have had considerably less pain. While receiving treatment, I was also doing a lot of wood cutting and framing of a shed. This type of work would have been very difficult had I not been receiving treatments.
~ Larry R.
My Life is Back
When I first came here I was in a lot of pain, I could sleep - during the day I had bad headaches and I could hold my head up and I always held my head down and when I tried to turn my head it shot pain through my neck.
Now I'm sleeping better and my headaches are gone. I would like to thank the whole staff for helping and getting my day to day life back.
~ Vanessa G.
I Can Run Without Limping...
When I first came in I could not even stand up straight. I had recurring headaches and face and jaw pain. It hurt to walk, to sit and to lay down. I was in a constant state of pain.
Now I am doing much better and feel that I am on the road to a complete recovery. I now can sit, stand and sleep with a lot more ease. I would say that my pain level has gone from an 8 to a 3.
I can now run without limping!
Thanks so much, I appreciate your kindness, compassion and your professionalism.
~ Marylou W.
Tightness in Neck and Shoulder
When I came in I knew I was overdue for chiropractic adjustments. Was experiencing a lot of tightness in neck and shoulders. My lower back was weak and feeling not right. My right and left knees were hurting and sometimes giving out.
Now, I still have tightness in my neck, but not like before. Also, my jaw is getting better since it was adjusted and I know what exercises to do. Headaches are minimal - my knees are better and my lower back seems stronger.
~ Janice W.
Continual Leg Pain
Continual pain down my left leg is gone. I appreciate the thoroughness of the Doctors.
~ Scott W.
I am feeling better and better - I have never really had severe headaches. When I would get sick, yeah, but never 24/7 like I have had with this injury. The first month was just agony. I have finally started having great relief. The combination of massage with adjustments is the only way I could have recovered (almost fully).
~ Shawn R.
Headaches and Back Pain
I came in hurting. My back hurt and it gave me headaches every time I looked down. But I came to see Dr. Smith and slowly my back and neck are feeling much better. I can now look down and write this with much less pain.
~ Jeanette A.
Came in due to a car accident, vision in my left eye and lower back were giving me a lot of troubles. With the massages and adjustments
my vision is getting better as well as the pain has gotten better.
~ Debi B.
Treatment has helped, sleeping much better. The Drs are very helpful and really enjoy coming here. All the staff is so friendly and makes it a great experience to feel welcome and comfortable in an environment when your not sure what to expect. Thank You.
~ Susan C.
Long Term Issues
Had Problems with thoracic and cervical. Couldn’t sit in driver’s seat for very long without pain. Had long term issues in left shoulder from motorcycle accident 20+ years ago. Have had great relief from pain and much more freedom of movement. Thanks!
~ James H.
Lower Back and Right Leg Pain
I first came in to see Dr. Karl Smith I had pain in my lower back and right leg. Now I’m doing much better with the work that they have done for me.
~ Kevin O.
Sharp Pains Up and Down My Spine
I started coming in due to the sharp pains up and down my spine. I thought this was caused from middle back and hips. Since my neck has been getting adjusted, I no longer have the intense painful tingling in my neck, shoulders, and upper back which I guess I ignored until now. I feel a lot better over all now.
~ Millie L.
Look Forward to Adjustments
By coming to see Dr. Karl, I made sure my body was working like it should. I came to all my scheduled visits, and looked forward to an adjustment of my spine, always was rewarded with information on how the spine works with the brain and proof that we can be quite healthy with a good structure.
~ Joseph A.
Pain Every Morning till Night
Before coming to see Dr. Karl I was in pain every morning till night. I found visiting Dr. Karl has brought me no pain in morning from my toes to my neck and I have been pain free for about 90%% of a week. Dr. Karl has made my knowledge for adjustments very easy to understand. Thank you so much for doing a good job.
~ Sharon S.
Back to doing things I Love
Since Seeing Dr. Smith and Dr.Colby I’ve been able to move better and get back in to doing all the things that I have loved doing and couldn’t because of my back.
~ Gloria M.
I am most impressed with the increase in the range f movement in my left hip. It is definitely loosening up and I can now put a shoe on and tie the laces which I was unable to do up until I started treatment here. I feel my neck is much better. Overall I feel I’m on my way back. Without the help I’ve had here I could have Faced the need for hip surgery. Thanks and God Bless!
~ Joy L.
Pain Free for the first time in 3 Years
At the end of February 09, after at least three years of constant hip pain / discomfort, I agreed to visit Karl Smith. My husband has been a patient of his for years and felt like he could help. He’d also noticed that my hips were out of alignment when I addressed the ball when we were playing golf.
An evaluation proved his suspicion correct. I was out of alignment. I began a rigorous regimen of adjustments and after approximately three weeks I moved one morning and realized I had moved totally pain free for the first time in 3 years! WOW! I’m looking forward to my body adjusting to the corrections so I can be on more of a maintenance plan.
~ Lori R.
Neck Shoulder and Central Back
Started with dull to sharp pain in neck, shoulder and central back area. All areas much better after treatment
~ Rod P.
Back and Neck
My back is probably 50-75%% better. My neck is a lot better. The little jerks to the right have decreased a lot. That’s a wonderful blessing. I’ve had that problem including tenseness (neck) when I lie down for 3 ½ years. So it’s really helpful to have relief there.
~ Sharon K.
Constant Migraine Headaches
Before I started seeing Dr. Smith I had constant migraines and muscle spasms. Every morning my muscles and hips would be so sore I could barely bend over. If I worked for more that 3 hours my sciatic nerve would act up and my hips would hurt so bad I could barely stand. After just 2 weeks of treatment I didn’t muscle relaxers or pain killers anymore! I didn’t even realize how much pain I was in every moment of every day. The relief was a God-send and I haven’t had a single migraine or tension headache! Thank you Dr. Smith, I have so much more energy now for my children and my husband says I’m not nearly as grumpy as I used to be!
~ Rashonda J.
Could Barely Turn Over in Bed
Since I have begun with the massage and adjustments, there has been a very noticed improvement. At first I could barely turn over in bed, now that turning and all other movements are “normal.” I know there is something real about the care given. I have been improved over a month, if that. I have gotten much better.
~ Joseph A.
Dr. Karl and the team at University Chiropractic have been fantastic. After a car accident in January that was not my fault, Karl took the time to evaluate everything, not just mask the pain and send me home. A am a very impatient and busy person and Karl and the team knew exactly how to tailor my care.
The first time I went to University Chiropractic, Dr. Carl called after hours to see how I was doing. Dr. Carl and staff are very friendly. My lower back is feeling much better since I started going to Dr. Carl. Thank you for everything!
- Laurie Brown. 5/18/2020
I saw Dr Start, after dealing with recurring neck pain and headaches from working as a dental htgienust for 33 years. I got behind on massage, and was very locked up in my cervical vertebrae. Dr. Start really took the time to loosen the spine, and did a very good adjustment. I feel so much better!!
- Shelly Birch. 5/3/2020
Very personable staff with knowledge of how to treat my specific needs. I don’t feel disgraced or ashamed of my self-care, but rather encouraged. Dr. Smith has made a point to get to know me and recognizes my face. I adore that interaction from someone who helps my health and well being.
- Sarah Hilsen. 2/2/2020
Everyone is so friendly and professional. As a first time chiropractic patient I was very nervous. But each person made sure I understood what was happening at every stage and now I can’t wait to go back!
- Abby Vogel. 1/20/2020
Hips, back and shoulders we're misaligned. My shoulders we're quite painful. The morning after first adjustment I am already feeling more energetic and can move my arms and legs more freely.
- Alvin Bartsch. 1/5/2020
I had a massage today from Tonya... I will say it was easily one of the best I have ever had. She listened to me and focused on the areas that bothered me the most. I could feel my knots unraveling one by one, I highly recommend! She was so sweet and kind, I cannot wait for my next appointment with her!
- Sinead Condon. 1/4/2020
I recieved a great massage from Suzanne which made a world of difference at the gym the next day!
- Don Deshazer. 0/30/2020
Friendly, positive attitude, extremely well versed, they get right to helping, did not have to wait long at all especially with how busy they were
- Karina Boydstun. 0/3/2020
- Jeffrey Smith. 9/23/2019
I got an appointment right away and I was not from this area. Dr. Smith spent over an hour with me. I am very happy with this place!
- Tammy Mattos. 9/10/2019
I would recommend University Chiropractic to anyone who is having issues with their back! Dr Carl will access your back issues in seconds and knows how to treat whatever you have going on! He’s gentle and thorough, and will work you in if you need to just drop by without an appointment.
Thank you for getting rid of my migraine Dr Carl!
- Kathy Forney. 8/7/2019
I have no hesitation referring others to Dr. Smith as I know he will have their best interests at heart and treat them with professional care.
- Greg Howard. 5/20/2019
Dr. Karl is the best! I recommend him to everyone! I was plagued with daily headaches for 6 months and he has alleviated them completely! Thanks Dr. Karl!
- mason c. 5/17/2019
This was my very first experience visiting a Chiropractic clinic. Everyone was friendly, kind, and professional. A most positive experience!
- Elizabeth Dalager. 4/2/2019
Super fast, kind and they really want to help!
- Kristen Spangle. 3/27/2019
Very friendly staff. Very thorough assessment. Dr. Karl even made a follow up call after my initial visit to see how I was feeling after my adjustment. Which by the way I felt great. Thank you University Chiropractic.
- Devin Dowdy. 3/25/2019
Really knowledgeable. Dr. Eric is a great addition to the staff.
- Amy Carlson. 1/16/2019
I just want to say how much I love Dr Karl and Karen. A year and a half ago I was in a car wreak, not only did Dr Karl get me feeling better they forgave over 3k in charges that insurance refused to pay. Insurance would only cover 2 months of medical expense because they said it was not a high impact wreak. Although it took me another 8 months to feel the way I did before I was in the wreak. During treatment he didn't charge me a dime and I was just able to focus on getting better! Thank you so very much Dr Karl, Karen and others at University Chriopractic who that helped me get my quality of life back. You guys are the BEST!!!!!
- KR JR. 0/5/2019
Suzanne is a fabulous me therapist. I always feel better after seeing her. Can't say thank you enough
- Christna Overly. 11/21/2018
They are always so good about rescheduling me last minute.
- Pamela Lines. 11/7/2018
I've been going to University Chiropractic off and on since 1999! Very nice, thorough and personalized service. I really feel like the providers listen to your needs and give you a truly customized adjustment. I have seen both Dr. Karl and his associates and they are all kind and compassionate healers. Dr. Eric Start, the newest provider, gives the most gentle adjustments and and helped put me at ease with cervical traction which I've always been too anxious to have done. He helped me get over my past fears and I've never felt better! Lexi at the front desk is amazingly helpful making my appointments and working with my sometimes crazy schedule. Thanks to everyone for a wonderful chiropractic experience!
- Sarah Mjelde. 9/17/2018
Dr. Karl Smith is an amazing chiropractor. He shows real compassion and concern for your condition. If you want excellent chiropractic care, go visit University Chiropractic!
- Christina Dunkin. 8/7/2018
went to 2 other chiropractors in Spokane area to deal with my neck. They did not want to work with it. Went to Univ Chiropractic and now I can turn my neck and other great improvements on my spine.
- richard nuke. 8/1/2018
I have been using university chiropractic for 4 years now and it is ALWAYS a great experience! The staff is kind, friendly and knowledgeable!
- Carey Jaffe. 8/1/2018
Always a positive experience. Dr. Karl is awesome!
- Brandy D. 7/30/2018
Karl is AMAZING !! I definitely recommend University Chiropractic!!
- Karen Julian. 7/3/2018
I have been a patient of University Chiropractic and Dr. Karl Smith for many years. His entire office staff are kind, helpful and accomodating to your needs. Dr. Karl is great! He always listens to the issue, takes care of the problem and often gives exercises to further assist healing. I’m a marathoner and Dr. Karl’s treatment allows me to heal quickly and keep enjoying my sport. I love University Chiropractic!
- Sherry Vizcaino. 6/31/2018
I’ve been to many chiropractors over the years but University Chiropractic will be my last. I’m in love with Dr. Davis and his staff. It seems like I walk in broken but walk out fixed every time. I’ve lived with chronic pain for decades. Dr. Davis is my hero with reducing my pain levels. Everything from chronic back pain to migraines he fixes me every single time. He has even been able to diagnose issues that modern medicine has over looked. I’m so happy that I made that first appointment. Thank you Dr. Davis, Lindsey, and Erin for providing me first class, stare of the art, personnel care.
- Katelynn Daniells. 6/22/2018
Dr. Karl Smith is a one of a kind chiropractor who listens, evaluates, and takes action to resolve pain, realign the body, and ease tension that is beyond anything I’ve experienced, and I’ve had chiropractors providing care since a very young age.
At 51, I’ve found the one who was able to do exactly what I needed in a reasonably short time. After 3 visits, I feel immensely better. He was able to heal a shooting pain I had on my left leg from my hip that radiated down my thing into my shins. The pain is gone, and I am grateful.
He will remain my chiropractor from now into the future.
If you want results from someone who is truly compassionate and caring and is sensitive to your needs while healing you, look no further than Dr. Karl Smith.
- Barbara Johnson. 6/15/2018
Awesome doctor's very friendly fast and the receptionist is super nice as well . Very home like feeling here :)
- wendy VanDenDriessche. 5/22/2018
The providers are great, you walk in saying this one area has been bothering me and they know exactly how to relieve it. They have great staff, great customer service and can take walk ins which is great for someone who's schedule is always changing. I reccomend them any chance I get.
- Ashley Johnson. 5/21/2018
Awesome chiropractors and terrific massage therapists!
- Andrea Severns. 5/20/2018
Dr Karl is the best Chiropractor my husband and I have ever been to. We come from North Spokane just to see him.
- Hollie Malpass. 5/19/2018
Dr Karl Smith is an amazing chiropractor!! He is one of the kindest most compassionate people! He truly cares about ALL of his patients.
- Dawn Wiser. 5/11/2018
University Chiropractic is a very friendly efficient ,happy business...Lots of Smiles and
2 chiropractors that do a FANTASTIC job to
Give u relief...and comfort.A+
- Kay Oglesbee. 5/5/2018
Thank you Thank you Thank you Dr Carl and staff for taking care of my family! We get the friendliest staff and talented chiropractor that takes care of our pains! ya'll are the best and we really appreciate you!
- Chris Knight. 8/15/2017
From the first visit, the pain (pinched nerve in the hip) began to subside. Within a few months, it was cured and we moved on to an issue with my shoulder which cleared up within another six months. Friendly staff and extremely accommodating. I intend to keep going back, not to get fixed, but to stay fixed.
- Robert Peck. 8/12/2017
They are amazing! I really appreciate the scheduling process; I can call and get in for an adjustment within minutes. Dr. Smith goes above and beyond. He really shows his care and compassion. This is definitely a judgement free business and I feel like family when I go.
- Michelle Eveland. 8/12/2017
I came in with out being able to stand up straight. Now things are back to normal Thanks UC!
- Gary Boardman. 8/12/2017
I've seen Dr Smith for years and I always leave better for it. From the Front desk staff to the treatment and after care instructions Dr Smith and University Chiropractic is professional thorough and caring. I recommend them to everyone.
- Curt Critchlow. 8/12/2017
I love it Nice and friendly people Especially Dr. Karl is the best chiropractor that I've seen ever. Thank you so much. Giving 5 star because you deserve it!
- Zheka Nechytaylo. 2/20/2017
Dr. Karl is the best of the bunch. Five stars!
- Andrew Zorich. 1/27/2017
- Scott Pilant. 11/15/2016
If you want an honest and gentle chiropractor then this is the place for you. The staff are friendly and welcoming. Children friendly. Just a great place to go.
- Mari Pritzl. 10/16/2016
Meet these guys at pig out in the park. I'd overstretched my back earlier and this gal was able to remove the metaphorical knife in my back with just a 10 minute chair massage. Imagine what she could do with a full hour. :)
- Kate West. 8/25/2016
Dr. Karl Smith is a one of a kind guy. Always cheerful, always willing to help. He is highly respectable and trustworthy. I strongly recommend him to anyone.
- Alex Solodyankin. 3/15/2016
Dr. Karl is a healing master! I've been to a lot of chiropractors in the past and he is by far the best.
- Scott Parsons. 11/7/2015
I have had hip and back problems for years.I went to him. I could not believe how much I feel better. I drive up from Moscow,Idaho. The staff is really nice. Dr. Karl Smith is very welcoming!! :-)
- Danielle Stoker. 6/1/2015
I love Dr. Karl,
He is awesome, caring, and has excellent bedside manors. He is right on with his adjustment every time!