What to Expect

Preparing for Your Visit at Macomb Chiropractic

Visiting Our Practice

If you’ve ever gone to a social event where you didn’t know anyone, you know how uncomfortable that can make you feel. Macomb Chiropractic’s goal is to eliminate every shred of apprehension and make you feel at home.


No Surprises!

Since chiropractic care involves a series of visits, with each one building on the ones before, it’s important that our relationship can go the distance. We’ve found that one of the best ways to have successful patient relationships is to explain everything in advance. No surprises!

Get to Know Macomb Chiropractic

The more you understand who we are, what we do and why we do it, the better results you’ll enjoy. It’s as simple as that. So, check us out here. Poke around. Get to know us. Then, contact our Sterling Heights chiropractic practice to make an appointment so we can get to know you.

  • First Visit:

    To find out if we can help you, we ask questions and listen. Your consultation and examination will be thorough and allow ample time for your questions. X-rays are only taken when necessary. Please allow one hour for this visit.

  • Second Visit:

    We’ll report what we found and answer all your questions.

  • Regular Visit:

    A typical visit will be much shorter, but just as important!

Ready to get started with chiropractic care?

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How to Become a Patient

By providing you with chiropractic care, we can help improve your quality of life, reduce chronic pain, and give you access to other medical benefits. Visit our Sterling Heights location to experience the wonders of our chiropractic sessions. To get started, you can do the following:

  • Email Us

    On behalf of everyone at Macomb Chiropractic, we would like to thank you for giving us the chance to address your concerns and making you feel comfortable before your first visit. If you have questions about any of our treatments, simply email us, and we will assist you.

  • Call Us

    There is no referral required to begin your chiropractic care with us. In addition, we have a knowledgeable staff dedicated to addressing your questions over the phone. You can also explore a concern more privately—all you need to do is ask. Contact us by phone today.

  • No-Obligation Consultation

    We can arrange a consultation to meet your busy schedule. During your private consultation, you can discuss your health issue and set your goals with our doctor. In doing so, you are helping us determine if chiropractic care is the right course of treatment for you.

    Take action as soon as possible so that we can help you in a prompt manner. Reach out to us today to get started!


Chiropractic Adjustments Are Essential

Spinal joints that aren’t moving right can choke or irritate nearby nerves. Chiropractic adjustments add motion to these stuck joints, reducing nervous system disruption. Then, health has the best opportunity to return.

  • Many Techniques

    Sometimes a specific, highly-accurate thrust is used. Or an instrument delivers carefully directed energy. Or a slow, constant pressure is used. Several areas may be adjusted, or just one. Sometimes a popping sound is heard.

  • Feels Great

    Because we rely on adjustments to help your body “right itself”, we’re highly proficient.

    Most patients report a sense of well-being and ease. After all, if adjustments weren’t pleasant, our patients wouldn’t return for the multiple visits needed to retrain their spine!

  • Everyone Benefits

    Newborns, infants, children, seniors and even back surgery patients can get adjusted. Naturally, adjustments are tailored to your size, age and particular health issue.

    Find out for yourself by scheduling a no-obligation consultation to discuss your problem.

Like lifting a heavy rock off your toe, our patients often report a pleasant sense of release directly following their adjustments.
Like lifting a heavy rock off your toe, our patients often report a pleasant sense of release directly following their adjustments.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Are chiropractic adjustments safe?

Yes. A New Zealand government study found that adjustments are “remarkably safe.” Chiropractic care enjoys an excellent track record. A thorough exam can identify the rare person for whom chiropractic care might be unsuited.

Will adjustments make my spine too loose?

No. Only the spinal joints that are “locked up” receive adjustments. The occasional spinal joints that move too much, are passed over so weakened muscles and ligaments can stabilize and heal.

How many adjustments will I need?

The number of adjustments varies with each patient and their individual health goals. Many patients sense some progress within a week or two of frequent visits. Visits are less often as your spine stabilizes. In difficult cases, complete healing can take months or even years.

Can I adjust myself?

No. Some people can make their joints “pop” but that’s not an adjustment! Adjustments are specific and take years to master. Even your chiropractor must consult a colleague to benefit from chiropractic care.

What does an adjustment feel like?

Most patients report a sense of well-being or a feeling of calmness. Since repeated adjustments are necessary, if adjustments didn’t feel good, patients wouldn’t return to finish their care. Chiropractors are experts at making adjustments feel good.

Can patients with osteoporosis get chiropractic care?

Of course. When developing a care plan, your chiropractor considers the unique circumstances of each patient. There are many ways to adjust the spine. The method selected will be best suited to your age, size and spinal problem.

Isn’t some back pain normal?

Pain of any kind, at any age, is a sign that something isn’t right. Pain is the way your body signals that a limit has been reached or a problem has developed. Since we can adapt, minor aches and pains are often shrugged off. While they may go away, if the underlying problem remains unattended, the problem can slowly worsen until it becomes more difficult and expensive to resolve.

Can I have chiropractic care after back surgery?

Yes. Rest assured that we will avoid the surgically modified areas of your spine. However, surgery may produce compensation reactions either above or below the involved level. If necessary, these other areas will be the focus of your chiropractic care.

Comparing chiropractors and medical doctors is like trying to compare apples and oranges.
Comparing chiropractors and medical doctors is like trying to compare apples and oranges.

Doctors Are Doctors. Chiropractors are Chiropractors.

Your notion of a “real” doctor probably conforms to a prototype generated by the mass media.

Many have come to think of a doctor as someone who prescribes advice and drugs or performs surgery. Sporting a white lab coat or surgical scrubs with a stethoscope at the neck, doctors are seen as all-knowing, omnipotent and able to save patients in 60 minutes, less commercials.

A medical doctor (MD) and a chiropractor (DC) while different, have both received a degree from a government accredited medical school or chiropractic college and are licensed to practice.

But that’s where the similarity ends because each discipline looks at health and healing in very different ways.

Medical Doctors

  • Sees the disease
  • Studies the blood
  • Relies on drugs
  • Treats symptoms


  • Sees the person with the disease
  • Improves nervous system integrity
  • Reduces causes of nerve interference
  • Promotes proper bodily function

Clearly, these are two very different philosophies. Yet, each has its place. If you have broken bones or you’re bleeding by the side of the road, you want the heroic lifesaving measures of emergency medical treatment. But if you have chronic aches and pains or an interest in wellness, you may want the health restoration possible that is the focus of chiropractic care.