MANIPULATION UNDER ANESTHESIA (MUA)
Manipulation under anesthesia (MUA) is a noninvasive treatment technique used to treat acute and chronic conditions of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine as well as the sacroiliac and pelvic regions. MUA uses a combination spinal manipulations, stretches and kinesthetic maneuvers to break up fibrous adhesions and scar tissue around the spine and surrounding tissues.
WHAT IS MANIPULATION UNDER ANESTHESIA?
The manipulation procedures can be offered under general anesthesia during mild sedation or following the injection of anesthetic solutions into specific tissues of the spine. Once the patient is sedated, MUA procedures may vary from patient to patient depending on the involved tissues and existing relative, medical necessity or the procedure and possible complications that may exist. Some MUA techniques may include soft tissue procedures, articulatory procedures, and specific joint mobilization procedures. Most patients may quickly notice an increased range of motion along with some muscle soreness shortly after their MUA procedure takes place.
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WHO CAN GET MANIPULATION UNDER ANESTHESIA?
Generally, patients selected for manipulation under anesthesia have exhausted more conservative, nonsurgical treatment options without finding relief for their pain. For those suffering from neck pain, back pain, joint pain, muscle spasms and fibrous adhesions which have seen limited or no improvements in symptoms and pain, then manipulation under anesthesia may be an appropriate alternative.
If you suspect manipulation under anesthesia might be a solution for you, take our short Treatment Assessment Tool to tell us a little about what, if anything, you've tried to treat your pain. One of our qualified team members will be in touch within one business day to discuss possible treatment options.