Your First Visit

Welcome to the Blue River Chiropractic Family!

Upon entering our office, our receptionist will welcome you as a member of our family. Our main goal is to help you heal, and revitalize your body. We are here to assist you with anything you might need, including carrying items, picking items up, and helping you fill out forms etc. So please feel free to ask questions. 

Patient Forms

In order to treat your condition the best we can, there are some forms that need to filled out prior to seeing the doctor. This paperwork provides us with your health history and detailed information on your condition. 

Additionally, a member of our staff will happily verify any and all insurance benefits for you prior to seeing the doctor. We will then give you that information, as well other financial options. Then, you can make a well-informed decision where it relates to cost of care. No one likes financial surprises, and we do our best to prevent them. Finally, our Office Manager has 15+ years of experience with insurance and the billing process. If you ever have any questions regarding your policy she will be happy to meet with you. 


Consultation

Next, you will have a consultation with Dr. Benajmin Zahasky to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, and potential treatment options. This initial visit is designed for Dr. Zahasky to learn more about you, your condition, and expectations to determine how chiropractic care can meet your goals. While you are meeting with the doctor, feel free to share any concerns, hesitations, or questions you might have. Dr. Zahasky wants to make you feel as comfortable and educated as possible. 


Examination

After your consultation, Dr. Benjamin Zahasky will perform a complete chiropractic examination testing your reflexes 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

Depending on your specific condition, we may take X-rays as well. X-rays help us develop  the most effective treatment plan for you, and alert us of  any serious spinal conditions. Most people are amazed once they see their X-rays up close. In some cases, they can even identify their misalignments and degeneration themselves. Our X-rays are digital, this means they show up right away. This allows Dr. Zahasky to show you how your spine might be causing any sort of discomfort.


Treatment

At the conclusion of this initial appointment, you can choose to experience your first treatment. This may include a variety spinal adjustment techniques. Treatment is interactive, so you can express concerns about the different styles of treatment anytime.


Next Steps Toward Wellness

Prior to leaving, the doctor will suggest when you should return for your next appointment. He could also suggest ice or heat therapy, certain activities or positions to avoid, and at home exercises and/or stretches. 

At that second appointment Dr. Zahasky will have created customized treatment plan for you based on your individual exam, x-rays and diagnostic work. The purpose of the treatment plan is to alleviate current discomfort, achieve a solid spinal structure and prevent any future injuries. This report of findings will explain how Dr. Zahasky can help, how often you should come in for appointments, and any additional suggested treatments. Our staff will work with you to schedule your appointments around your busy schedule so that you feel better sooner.