Services, Techniques & Common Problems

At Blue River Chiropractic, we take great pride in providing the finest chiropractic care to each and every patient. We have included information below about the different chiropractic services offered in our Madison chiropractic office, but please call us at (608) 831-4519 if you have any questions!

Chiropractic Care

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We provide spinal correction and chiropractic adjustments utilizing gentle but effective chiropractic techniques. As a chiropractor who cares about utilizing the most advanced chiropractic techniques, our staff has had years of training, expertise and experience in helping patients get pain relief for back pain, neck pain, headaches, and other related conditions originating from the spine. Chiropractic care under a trained professional can even be used to prevent injuries and help you achieve total health or wellness. 

Our chiropractor Dr. Benjamin 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. Zahasky will have an alternative method to treat you. There are two categories of adjustment techniques, manual and activator method. 

Manual Adjustments

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. Dr. Zahasky uses Palmer Manual Technique that are specific and precise, helping the body get back into natural alignment. Manual adjustments can be performed on virtually any joint in the body.

Activator Method

An activator is a small device that chiropractors can use to adjust patients. With this method, you do not hear the adjustment, but still receive the benefits. This technique is great for people who are anxious about being adjusted and provides gentle relief.

Thompson Drop Technique

Our tables are equipped with drop pieces that break away, allowing use to utilize Thompson Drop Technique to provide light adjustments. 


Our tables can traction the spine while we stretch in various directions. This technique is great for disk bulges and radiating nerve pain to stretch the spine and remove pressure from pinched nerves. 

Additional Therapies & Services


Ultrasound is more than just looking inside pregnant bellies. It uses sonic waves to apply deep heat on the inside of joints to promote healing.         This works great for tendonitis, achy joints, and encourages the healing process.

Muscle Stimulation

Muscle stimulation uses tiny electrodes on the muscles to send a light electric current to do deep massage of inflamed muscle tissue. This helps to loosen the muscle when it is super tight, so it is easier to adjust your structure.

Corrective Exercises

Corrective exercises are important to address weak muscles that are not able to stabilize and hold the joint in proper alignment. Ask Dr. Zahasky about various exercises relating to your specific case.


Commonly Treated Problems

Patients are often surprised about how many, and what conditions can be helped by chiropractic treatments.  The following list are some of the problems that we see in our office. 

ADHD                                  Allergies                               Asthma                                 Bedwetting                                   Carpal Tunnel

Cluster Headaches            Colic                                      Ear Infections                      Fibromyalgia                               Frozen Shoulder

Headaches                          Knee Pain                             Lower Back Pain                 Migraine Headaches                  Neck/Upper Back Pain

Osteoarthritis                    Osteoporosis                        Pinched Nerve                     Plantar Fasciitis                          PMS

Pregnancy                          Sciatica                                  Scoliosis                                Shin Splints                                 Shoulder Pain

Slipped Disc                       Stress                                     Tennis Elbow                      Tension Headaches                    TMJ


Auto Accident Injuries

Auto Accident

Unfortunately, there are many auto accidents that happen every day. The injuries sustained in even a low speed crash are nothing to joke about. Their effects can be felt for years afterwards. We work with patients, their insurance companies, and lawyers to make sure the patient gets quality care during their healing process.

Workplace Injuries

Workplace injuries can be life-altering. Being injured while at work can cause you to lose function, pay, and time off etc. Chiropractic care supports the body in healing from a wide variety of injuries. We work with the patients' employer to communicate any work restrictions, duration of care, and any other information that is needed.


Just because you are not in pain, does not mean you do not need to check in on your bodies skeletal structure. The best defense is a good offence, by having regular chiropractic check-ins you give your body the best offense.


Dr. Zahasky is trained in Eppley’s Technique. This works great for BPPV Vertigo which is caused by small particles that are trapped in the inner ear. 

Pregnancy Care


Dr. Zahasky has cared for thousands of pregnant women. He utilizes a variety of techniques and has had great success with keeping moms comfortable throughout their pregnancy. He also employs techniques that assist in turning breach babies.