"Researchers analyzing the prevalence, patterns and predictors of chiropractic utilization in the U.S. general population found that, "Back pain and neck pain were the most prevalent health problems for chiropractic consultations and the majority of users reported chiropractic helping a great deal with their health problem and improving overall health or well-being."--Adams et al (2017) Spine
“Chiropractic patients were found to be more
satisfied with their back care providers after four weeks of
treatment than were medical patients. Results from observational
studies suggested that back pain patients are more satisfied with
chiropractic care than with medical care. Additionally, studies
conclude that patients are more satisfied with chiropractic care
than they were with physical therapy after six
weeks.”--Hertzman-Miller et al (2002), American Journal of Public
Allison P.--Very professional and takes the time to listen to help you out! Every time is 5 star treatment! Thank you
Andrea P.--The past six years of my life I have been dealing with (sometimes daily) chronic migraines. I can't tell you the countless trips I've made to urgent care, the ER, various neurologists and headache specialists. I've explored alternative medicine such as homeopathy, naturopathy, acupuncture, and chiropractics. Dr Ben is by far the BEST chiropractor I have encountered not only in the past six years while managing migraines, but the BEST chiropractor I have seen in my entire life. I had lost hope prior to seeing Dr. Ben; I had been treated by healthcare providers as if I was "crazy" or as if my pain wasn't real or debilitating. Dr. Ben treats me with the utmost respect and compassion; he has given me a newfound hope that with his treatment, I can have a much brighter future. Just after seeing him for a few months, my pain has reduced in frequency; but even more, my average pain levels (which were prior around 6 or 7 out of 10 prior) to an average of 2, or 3 out of ten pain levels. This is a HUGE improvement and I am so thankful! I HIGHLY recommend Dr. Ben and have encouraging my loved ones to see him as well. Not only does Dr. Ben provide effective and compassionate care, his staff are all absolutely delightful as well! I always look forward to getting to go in for my treatments. Thank you Dr. Ben and staff!
Andy H.--Dr. Ben and the the crew there are some of the best in the biz. Can't recommend them enough.
Bob K.--Its nice to see a Chiropractic office that strives for quality and gives back to the community. An asset to patients and their health! Keep up the good work!
Brenden B.--Dr. Ben is amazing at what he does. I was walking around with my pelvis out of alignment for months thinking I was just getting older and this is life. Dr. Ben not only showed me why I was feeling the way I was, he fixed the problem! If you're nervous about doctors or first time chiropractic appointments, you shouldn't be with Dr. Ben! He's funny, informative, and even easy on the eyes! Easy ladies! He's married! You don't know what you're missing if you don't stop in and see Dr. Ben! Do it!
Brianna K.--Not only is Dr. Ben a great chiropractor, but he is also a great person!
Brittani R.--My favorite part of Blue River Chiropractic is that I can call and get it on the same day, which is really convenient with my schedule! Very minimal wait times every time I go, and I always feel great after an adjustment with Dr. Ben!
Camille B.--I was told by chiropractor in my neighborhood that he will only see Dr. Ben. I see why!
Chris U.--I'm very happy with my experience at Blue River Chiropractic. I went in with general discomfort and pain in my neck and mid/lower back. Dr. Ben sat down with me and identified some areas where we could make some progress and he set forth a solid plan for addressing those areas. After about a month and a half to two months I've stopped cracking my own neck and back and I have seen great improvements. Less soreness in what was normally troublesome areas, range of motion improved in the neck, and far less headaches than before. Couldn't be happier and I would definitely recommend!
Cindy R.--I just moved away from WI, after using Blue River Chiropractic for years—and I miss them so much! Doc Ben has been a part of my overall health. He's skilled, knowledgeable, and compassionate. Everyone at Blue River is caring and helpful. I trust them all completely. I only hope I can find someone near as good in my new location.
Daisy V.--Amazing and friendly staff! Dr Ben is very friendly and pays close attention to you and what your body needs to heal! Definitely going back!
Daniel B.--I couldn’t be happier with the health care that I have received from Dr. Ben!! I am a crossfit athlete and chiropractic care at Blue River has helped my performance in ways that I never thought possible. My range of motion has improved over 50%, and I have been able to hit lifts that I have struggled with in the past. Thank you Dr. Ben for all your education and help!!!
Danielle J.--I have hypermobility syndrome and Dr. Ben does an amazing job adjusting me. He listens to what is going on with my body and helps manage my chronic pain. Great place, clean, nice people that do reception, I would highly recommend going here!
Deneen W.--Incredible results and skillful care. I've been struggling with hip, low back, knee and foot pain in preparing for a marathon. I walked into Dr. Ben's office in significant discomfort and a bit apprehensive about chiropractic and walked out pain-free and a total convert. It was astonishing. Dr. Ben took the time to review my x-rays with me, share his thoughts on my situation and walk me through each step of the treatment so I was not surprised by any of the manipulations. He is clearly an experienced, compassionate and determined health care provider and I'm so grateful I chose to schedule the appointment.
Dixie B.--I needed to get in for an alignment quickly before traveling and they were so accommodating. I was quite impressed by the friendliness of the staff and by Dr. Ben taking the time to explain the issue with my back and to talk me through the adjustment as we went along. I would not hesitate to recommend Blue River Chiropractic to my friends and family members.
Emily K.--I am a computer programmer for my day job, but have a passion for ballroom dance in my spare time. Dr. Ben always knows when we're learning new choreography because it usually involves some muscle spasms that lead to visits to him! I like going to see him because he understands that I need more than just an adjustment - I need the muscles corrected and released as well. He's been able to help with injuries as well. I also appreciate their willingness to get us in quickly! I was able to get in an hour before I left for my competition this weekend to put my hip back into place. The staff is also very sweet, remembers all their patients and makes you feel like family. :)
Erik R.--Dr. Ben and his staff do everything they can to make your experience the best each time you stop by. Need a last minute adjustment, they will find a way to squeeze you in and every client of theirs is just as understanding. Between work(painting) and sports I put a lot of stress on my back and Blue River does everything they can to help me to stay active and healthy.
Eziquiel R.--Thank You Blue River Staff And Dr. Ben ! You guys did the job feeling way better now ! I'll be back soon once vacation is over I recommend Blue River chiropractic to any one reading my post. best in Madison!!
Gail F.--I've been coming here for a couple of years now. Started after being in a car accident. I could turn my head to the left for the first time in two years. Recently I couldn't stand or sit after slipping on the ice. After my first adjustment everything was on the mend. Dr. Ben is great, the people are super nice. I highly recommend them
Haley S.--The best chiropractic experience I could have asked for! I love the Blue River Family!
Hannah P.--I am a massage therapist and heavily use my body every day. Now that I am pregnant, I know I would not have been able to keep my work load as long as I have without coming to see Dr. Ben. My baby has also stayed head down from the beginning because my body is getting continual alignment care. And the ladies at the desk are fabulous
Jill M.--Dr. Ben is the best and I have been a patient for over 8 years. He is so personable, knowledgeable and easy to work with. I have been having issues with my plantar fasciitis and working with Dr. Ben has really helped me get back to my running routine. The best!
Jonathan N.--So much care. So much relief. I can check my blindspot while driving without having to turn my body!
Josh K.--Dr. Ben (as I affectionately like to call him) has been taking care of me and my crew for nearly half a decade now. I began seeing him due to some severe sciatic nerve pain. After some x-rays, some insight on what's happening, and game plan on how to get back into shape, Ben got started on adjusting my tattered spine. Fast forward a few weeks and a couple follow ups and I was good as new! I honestly haven't needed to go back since (and this was nearly five years ago), but have kept in touch with the Zahasky's and keep sending my friends and co-workers to see them whenever their body ails them. Update: I've since had to visit for an acute lumbar lateral shift. Not only was I able to get in right away the same afternoon that symptoms worsened, but I'm already feeling much better the next morning. Thanks again, Dr Ben!
Kasey W.--Blue River has changed my life. Dr. Ben is one of the best chiropractors I know. They always welcome with a smile, and always make me feel welcomed. Ever since I was little, I’ve had back pain, and every time that I go get adjusted, I instantly feel better. It makes you want to come back for more. I definitely recommend them to anyone in need of an awesome chiropractor!!
Kayleigh C.--Love Dr Ben and the whole staff- I had an old hip injury from college (10+ years ago) that I had been to physical therapy for 3 times, and with and out 6-8 visits, it felt better than ever. It turns out, my hip joint was out of place and that leg was about a half inch shorter than the other. For TEN years! Several visits to correct it made a huge difference, and I with some maintenance visits, I finally feel like it healed properly and I can sleep on that side again without pain! I also had a rib out of place that was causing what i thought was some mild back discomfort, but when he released it, I couldn't believed how much better it felt. It's amazing how much "everyday" pain we get used to dealing with, and I wish I had gone to see him sooner.
Kerri H.--Dr Ben is a first rate Chiropractor and a really decent human being. I feel completely satisfied with each visit and have never been pressured or even suggested to return unless completely necessary for a complete fix. I 100% endorse BRC as Madison's premier provider of Chiropractic care.
Lane A.--Dr. Ben has been helping keep my neck limber and energy levels high for the last two years. Quick appointments, a personal touch, and friendly support staff have me looking forward to each visit! It might not be possible to actually turn back the hands of time, but a regimen of routine adjustments in parallel with massage and stretching sure feels like the next best thing. Highly recommended.
Linda B.--Life is so amazing without pain! Dr. Ben is gifted with healing hands. His help allows me to continue all the activities that I love.
Mary Ellen S.--I have suffered from back pain for many years and Dr. Ben has been able to help me alleviate my issues and keep them under control for a few years now. He LISTENS to what I say and works with me. I feel totally confident in his care. This was not my experience with another chiropractor that my insurance insisted I see.
Mary H.--I have been to a few Chiropractors over my lifetime but never had someone like Dr. Ben know exactly how to help me the way he has. I live part time in Florida and will not go to anyone else but Dr. Ben...it is worth the wait while in Florida to return back to Dr. Ben! He is the BEST!
Mary R.--When I’m all locked up, it’s worth the 2 hour drive to see Dr. Ben. I know that he can always get me moving again. And I am a believer in supporting family owned & operated businesses.
Michael K.--I have been going to Ben for years whenever treatment has been needed. I highly recommend him to anyone who needs an adjustment. I have referred family, friends and clients to him because I know the type of care they provide. He has a professional, friendly top notch staff as well!!
Michael S.--Moved to Madison from another state and had to give up my previous Chiropractor whom I liked very much. Upon her recommendation I looked for a Palmer Chiropractic grad and found one in Dr Ben. Like my previous Palmer grad chiropractor, he is a practitioner of holistic and natural healthcare. Due to the stresses and strains on my body from moving and not seeing a chiropractor for a few months I was very much out of alignment. Let me just say that he has not only met my expectations but he has exceeded them as well. Aside from being an excellent chiropractor he is just a very personable individual as is everyone in their office. I have felt very welcomed and they not only care for their patients, but care about them as individuals as well. All you need to do is come in and watch the interactions of him and his staff with patients and you feel very quickly you are an individual not just another body to be fixed. In this day of pill taking it is wonderful to find people like Dr Ben that practice a natural way of healing and keeping the body in shape. I have arthritis in both knees and you could imagine that my knees ache a lot and cause me pain. He has actually worked on and adjusted my knees and the result has been taking less naproxen sodium and being more active. I would highly recommend Dr. Ben and his staff to anyone looking for a chiropractor or not happy with their current situation.
Mike B.--I met Dr. Ben and his wife at an expo show in Madison. They were extremely nice, helpful, and enthusiastic. His knowledge and adjustments have benefited my life and reduced my pain to an almost non-existent, manageable state for the first time since my accident years ago. I highly recommend him and his practice.
Millie W.--Dr Ben is personable and very competent. Not always an easy combination to find in a chiropractor! He has seen both adults, our non-athlete son, and both our athletic daughters, and all have been surprised and/or relieved to find relief from back pain or minor athletic injuries here!
Natalia K.--Dr. Ben is great! I was in a car accident about a month and a half before I was meant to leave on a road trip. He helped me heal as quick as he could and made sure to get me in as much as possible before I left. My back felt even better than before the accident! Friendly assistants and good vibe all around.
Nikki B.--Dr. Ben is great. He is personable, easy going and skilled! I have been a patient for awhile. Not because he hasn't helped my pain - but because when new pains present themselves, I want Dr. Ben to see if he can help versus going to my PCP. I just know he will magically make the pain go away quicker.
Rachael W.--I love coming in to see Dr. Ben and the Blue River family. There are no extra bells and whistles being forced upon me. I was so completely turned off by chiropractors for about 15 years. In and out in minutes, just like it should be.
Raquel G.--I had been experiencing back pain for about a month before I decided to get checked out by Dr.Ben. I could barely move around about my day without pain. I had never been to a chiropractor before nor did I believe my pain would go away if I got adjusted. (I was skeptical) But I decided to give it a shot! Rest assured, Dr. Ben really did fix up my back! Turns out I had a hip rotation that I didn’t notice! He was able to schedule me in a week before I was off to travel. I am soooo happy I went and got my back adjusted because my entire 2 weeks of travel I was pain free! My back feels great, light and weight free since! Im able to work out and lift weights again. I’m making chiropractor visits with Dr. Ben a frequent thing from now on!
Robert C.--Dr. Ben has done a great job helping my back and neck pain. He and his staff are always very friendly. It's great going there.
Shondra Y.--I messed up my back jumping off a diving board last summer (I guess I'm old), and I dealt w/ weird pain for about 5 months before I finally decided to go to a chiropractor. I googled around for the best ratings and the most normal schedule (some chiropractors really don't offer convenient hours), and I ended up at Blue River. My back felt so much better after even the first appointment (I questioned why I waited months to go), and it's nearly at a point where it doesn't bother me at all. I cannot recommend Dr. Ben enough. He does great work!
Simon T.--Definitely come here if you're experiencing any pain or discomfort. The staff here are friendly, and the atmosphere is warm and welcoming. Dr. Ben is very professional and will explain everything thoroughly. He is accommodating, personable and very good at what he does. Everything from a minor adjustment to helping with dislocated ribs from an skiing accident, Dr. Ben works wonders. I recommend all my friends and family to Blue River for your chiropractic needs!
Stefanie B.--My 4-year-old son was having a lot of trouble hearing. Besides having to repeat things and talk very loudly to him, he would hold an iPod with the volume turned up right against his ears. We took him to an audiologist and found he had fluid in his ear. We decided to try Dr. Ben, and after my son's first adjustment he could instantly hear better! And his hearing has been great ever since. If anyone doesn't believe in chiropractic care, my son is proof of how well it works. We are so grateful for how amazing Dr. Ben is!!
Stephen M.--Dr. Ben is one of THE MOST genuine chiropractors I have ever met. No fluff, no games from him at all, just honesty. He has helped me correct my back issues and I no longer get headaches! I recommend him to everyone!
Tanya M.--Dr. Ben has been my Chiro for almost 3 years. I usually would come in prior to and after half marathons for adjustments a few times a year maybe, I never stayed consistent.
In January of this year I was weight lifting in the gym doing some overhead presses when I felt a pop and burning sensation in the right side of my head. About a week later I ended up in the Emergency room- I had dizziness, nausea, brain fog, numbness and tingling in my hands and feet, headaches, exhaustion, forgetfulness, vision problems and facial ticks.... I saw my GP who referred me for an MRI - I told him day two of all of this that I wanted to see my chiropractor he suggested I wait until I have the MRI and see neurology -more than a month later. In between time I had physical therapy weekly, I had my eyes tested, and saw ENT who referred me for even more tests. I finally saw a neurologist in late february who misdiagnosed me and offered me a prescription for anxiety medication. I asked her if it was okay to see my Chiropractor now...The neurologist "warned me" of the "risks" of seeing a chiropractor... needless to say I scheduled my appointment with Dr. Ben for his next available. I explained all I had been through the previous 49 days, I told him of the pop burning sensation while weight lifting, he knew exactly what was wrong- he adjusted me and instantly I began feeling relief. I had told every care provider about this pop and burning in the side of my head at every appointment - not one of them put two and two together that my neck was out of alignment and my nerves were affecting my life in a drastic way - to put it simply. I am relieved that my health overall is good, but mostly I am happy to say Chiropractic care and Dr. Ben gave me my quality of life back. I will never go out of maintenance again. Thank you Dr. Ben!
Tim C.--I was able to build trust with Dr. Ben very quickly. If I have any problems, I trust him completely to help me get better. I recently dislocated a rib. The adjustment was not exactly comfortable, but it was tremendously helpful.
Victoria M.--Dr. Ben always thinks outside the box to make sure that your adjustments are working well for you. If they’re not, he’s not afraid to change his techniques and recommend solutions for you to help the process along. The clinic staff are also fantastic and appointments are very easy to get. I’ve been a chiropractic patient for years and Blue River Chiropractic is definitely one of the best!