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Lake Michigan Chiropractic

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4082 Red Arrow Highway
St. Joseph, MI 49085
Phone: 269-408-8729
Fax: 269-408-8790

Office Hours

Monday9am - 6pm
Tuesday8:30am - 5pm
Thursday9am - 6pm
Friday8:30am - ?
Saturday(Every other Sat by appt only)9am - ?
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Laying the foundation for total health

In some ways, one could say that chiropractic care is a bit like building a house - certain things have to happen in a particular order in order for everything to stand strong and work together correctly. When building a house, if you tried to build your walls before you had a solid foundation, your walls would be weak and eventually may even collapse. If you tried to build your roof before the walls were ready, you would run into the same problem. These concepts apply to your body as well, and chiropractic care addresses many common reasons why people experience pain and other health issues. If something is not right with your body's foundation, than that needs to be addressed before true health can be achieved. With chiropractic care, your body has to go through a particular plan of care in order to repair itself correctly and fully. There are three general phases of chiropractic care . . .

Phase 1: Relief Care

If you are in pain when you come into our St. Joseph chiropractic office, our first objective is to help you reduce pain and start feeling better as soon as possible. Depending on the severity of the underlying condition which is causing your pain, it is typical for a patient to need chiropractic care or adjustments 2-3 times per week for 4-12 weeks.

Phase 2: Corrective/Restorative Care

During the corrective phase of chiropractic care, muscles and other tissues are allowed to heal more completely, which helps prevent further injury or pain. The goal of corrective or restorative chiropractic care is to help bring your body back to 100% functioning. It is typical to need chiropractic care or adjustments about 4-8 times per month for 6-24 months, depending on your overall health and the severity of your problem.

Phase 3: Wellness Care

Once your body has fully healed and you are no longer experiencing back pain or other pain symptoms, it is important to come in for periodic chiropractic adjustments to avoid further problems in the future. Usually, this phase of chiropractic care only requires a quick visit to the chiropractor 1-4 times per month, based on your lifestyle and goals.

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Services We strive to provide complete care for our patients. Learn more about all the services we provide. Make An Appointment We will do our best to accommodate your busy schedule. Schedule an appointment today! Online Forms Our patient forms are available online so they can be completed in the convenience of your own home or office.

Client Testimonial

I searched, for years, for good quality chiropractic care. I had back surgery while serving in the military, and struggled to find a chiropractor who I felt gave me the plan and results I was trying to obtain. A car accident landed me in Dr. Kraig’s care. He was extremely thorough, involving, and passionate about helping me feel better again, not just from the accident, but in my everyday life. We discussed and agreed on a treatment plan. Let me just say RESULTS!! Within a couple weeks of the accident my back felt better than it had BEFORE my military service. I can breathe easier, I stand up straight again, and playtime with my son has been much better, and sometimes rougher! Dr. Kraig knows my demanding work schedule and has been more than accommodating in working around it. It is truly amazing how easy results can come with a doctor who really CARES about his patients and their well being, not just their pocketbook.

- David Reisenbichler, Galien, MI, Cost Analyst- Quality Dining Inc.


Monday9am - 6pm
Tuesday8:30am - 5pm
Thursday9am - 6pm
Friday8:30am - ?
Saturday(Every other Sat by appt only)9am - ?

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Meet our Chiropractor

Meet Dr. Kirkdorfer Kraig Kirkdorfer, DC is a proud native of Southwest Michigan. The son of local dentist, Thomas Kirkdorfer, DDS, Dr. Kraig began his education at Lakeshore Public Schools. He actively participated in drama, choir, and band before graduating from Lakeshore High School with academic honors and a National Merit Scholarship. Read More


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