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Welcome to Blue River Chiropractic
We are so glad you are considering us to be a part of your healthcare plan. We are a proud local Madison business that is dedicated to caring for the community around it. Whether you are brand new to chiropractic or just looking for a new doctor, our office will take care of you. We consider our patient base to be just another extension of our family, rather than patients. Below you will find information about the types of adjustments and treatments you can receive at our office, some common injuries that bring people to our office, common insurance questions, and much more!
A majority of Americans think that chiropractic care is only for neck pain and back pain. Although those are a huge part of our treatment, we can solve many other problems that one might not initially attribute to a misalignment of the spine. Here is a list of reasons why someone might need chiropractic care:
- Auto Accident
- Work-Related Injury
- Lower back pain
- Upper back pain
- Neck pain or stiffness
- Chronic headaches or migraines
- GI Tract issues
- Prenatal care
- Infantile Colic
- Ear Infections
- TMJ or other Jaw issues
- Acid Reflux (Heartburn/GERD)
- Knee, Elbow, Ankle, or Wrist pain
Types of Treatments
Dr. Ben Zahasky received his Doctorate of Chiropractic from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. He has been trained in many different techniques of adjustments, meaning that if you are uncomfortable or unsuccessful with one type of adjustment, Dr. Ben will have an alternative method to treat you.
These are the most common types of adjustments in chiropractic. A manual adjustment means that the doctor is using their hands to realign your spine or other joints. Although they may sound painful due to the cracking sound that can occur, manual adjustments are actually very gentle. Manual adjustments can be performed on virtually any joint in the body.
An activator is a small device that chiropractors can use to adjust patients. The activator method is the only instrument adjusting technique with clinical trials to support its effectiveness. Dr. Ben typically uses the applicator with babies and children who are sometimes uncomfortable with the manual adjustments. As one of our kid patients told us, the activator is "not as scary sounding."