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Lake Michigan Chiropractic

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Primary Location
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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Patient Forms

Upon entering our office, Vickie, our Office Manager, will welcome you to Lake Michigan Chiropractic. You may bring your completed Online Forms, located in the New Patient Center tab above, or we can provide you with a set upon your arrival. This paperwork provides us with your health history and information on your condition. We will also make a copy of your insurance card at this time.



Next, you will have a consultation with Dr. Kraig to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, and potential treatment options. This initial visit is designed for Dr. Kraig to learn more about you, your condition, and expectations to determine how chiropractic care can meet your goals.


After your consultation, Dr. Kraig will perform a complete chiropractic examination testing your range of motion and flexibility. Other standard neurological, orthopedic, postural, and physical tests will be performed as well. However, nothing will be done in our office without your consent.

X-Ray Studies

X-rays help us develop the most effective treatment plan for you, and alert us of any serious spinal conditions. Occasionally we have a new patient ask why Dr. Kraig needs to see x-rays, their "previous chiropractor never took x-rays." While reviewing x-rays, Dr. Kraig looks for signs of disease or fracture, as well as evaluates posture, the joints of the spine, the condition of the disc, subluxation and other conditions of the spine. He can also use x-rays to visualize what position the vertebrae are in so that he can adjust the spine as gently, specifically and effectively as possible. Most people are amazed once they see their x-rays up close! In some cases, they can even identify their misalignments and degeneration themselves. Lake Michigan Chiropractic is proud to have the first entirely digital chiropractic x-ray system in Southwest Michigan.

Report of Findings

Once the information is collected and examinations are performed, Dr. Kraig will give you a detailed report of all findings and answer any questions including:

  • How can you help me?
  • How often do I need to come in?
  • What will my treatment cost?

After reviewing your health history, goals, and examining your spine and X-rays, Dr. Kraig will discuss recommendations and notify you if your condition requires care with other providers. Dr. Kraig will provide the best treatment and wellness program for your needs.


 At the conclusion of this initial appointment, you can choose to experience your first treatment. This may include spinal adjustments, and/or soft tissue massage. Treatment is interactive, so you can express concerns about the different styles of treatment anytime.

After Your First Adjustment

Prior to leaving, Dr. Kraig will provide you with information about what to expect following your first chiropractic treatment, ice application instructions, certain activities or positions to avoid, and possibly at home exercises and/or stretches. We will also discuss your personal schedule of visits based on your body's needs to get you feeling better as quickly as possible, and keep you feeling well while being sensitive to financial considerations and availability.

Featured Services

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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