Manipulation Under Anesthesia may be the key to help you function and feel better
- Chronic Back Or Neck Pain
- Chronic Joint Pain or Stiffness
- Frozen Shoulder Syndrome
- Failed Back Surgery
If you suffer from any of the above, Manipulation Under Anesthesia may be for you.
What is Manipulation Under Anesthesia?
Manipulation Under Anesthesia (MUA) is a procedure that has been around for many years and has been getting a lot of recognition lately. It is a practice of nonoperative restoration of the function of muscles and joints.
How Does it Work?
It is performed using conscious sedation in a surgical setting. The patient is taken through a series of passive ranges of motion. Then, specific joint and muscle manipulations and stretches are performed. Stretching of the surrounding supportive musculature is applied to promote greater flexibility in conjunction with attempting to restore proper motions.
The procedure normally takes around about 20 minutes to complete, and is performed by MUA certified Physicians. It takes a team of physicians including a Board Certified Anesthesiologist, an MUA certified M.D./D.O. and/or D.C., and the skilled nursing staff at a Surgical Center. Only physicians that have been certified in MUA can perform the MUA procedure.
WHERE CAN I GET TREATED?
Contact us today on 843-804-8100 for more information and how we can help you.
Are You a Candidate for MUA?
Certain neck, mid back, low back or other extremity conditions respond poorly to conventional care. One proposed theory for this is that, as a result of past or present injury, adhesions and scar tissue have built up around spinal joints and within the surrounding muscles, and causes chronic pain.
Patients often undergo various treatments, such as physical therapy, chiropractic care, epidural injections, back surgery, or other treatments that do not address fibrous adhesions. Some patients feel temporarily better with these treatments, but their pain often returns.
In general, patients selected for manipulation under anesthesia are those who have received conservative (nonsurgical) care for six to eight weeks. If limited or no improvements in symptoms or objective findings have occurred, then manipulation under anesthesia may be an appropriate alternative.