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Manipulation Under Anesthesia

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WHAT IS MANIPULATION UNDER ANESTHESIA (MUA)?

Manipulation Under Anesthesia (MUA) is a non-invasive, surgical procedure used to treat acute and chronic conditions such as neck, back and joint pain, frozen shoulder, muscle spasms, shortened muscles, fibrous adhesions, and long term pain syndromes.

It is a viable alternative for those patients who are not responding to traditional, conservative care.

MUA is an established and widely recognized procedure that has been used by both chiropractic and orthopedic physicians for more than sixty years. It is considered safe and a medically necessary treatment that is covered by most major medical health insurances, Medicare and personal injury claims.

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How Does MUA Work?

For Manipulation Under Anesthesia treatment, a patient is lightly sedated with anesthesia in a fully accredited surgical center. This allows a trained specialist to make chiropractic adjustments and movements quickly and freely, without the patient feeling pain.

After the outpatient procedure, patients usually see a significant decrease in pain immediately with an increased range-of-motion. Treatment may require three or more sessions to maximize gains. Intense rehabilitation during this time is necessary to promote improvement.

Follow-up visits may include physical therapy, chiropractic adjustments, massage therapy, and more depending on each patient’s particular needs.

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What are the Benefits of MUA ?

  • Releases scar tissue (adhesions) in and around joints;
  • Decreases chronic muscle spasm;
  • Stretches persistently shortened muscles, ligaments and tendons
  • Relief from pain and radiating symptoms caused by damaged intervertebral discs.

Most importantly, MUA's can provide patients with immediate relief and a noticeable difference in their daily lives, post-procedure. It may be the perfect treatment for your specific situation.

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