A Proven Method

Manipulation consists of accurately determined and specifically directed manual forces to areas of restriction, whether the restriction is ligaments, muscles or joints, the result of which may be improvement in posture and locomotion, improvement in function elsewhere in the body and the enhancement of the sense of well being. Manipulation under Anesthesia (MUA) has been utilized in manual medicine for over 70 years. MUA in recent years has rapidly become an international phenomenon.

What is MUA?

MUA is an extremely effective procedure that a patient will feel relief after only three days of 5- to 10- minute sessions.

MUA is performed in a hospital or surgery center by specially trained and licensed physicians who are certified in the MUA technique. The patient is administered a mild sedative from the anesthesiologist then during the sedation the physicians perform manipulation therapy and MUA stretches to specific tissues of the spine.

After MUA is completed, strengthening and stabilization programs are developed to build upon the MUA stretches. These programs, as well as follow-up chiropractic care, physical therapy, or manipulation treatments with are vital to the MUA successful pain relief results.

Who is a MUA candidate?

Patients with certain neck, mid-back, low-back and spinal conditions who have undergone traditional treatments for six to eight weeks with little or no improvement, should consider MUA before turning to the risk of surgery. Not all patients quality for MUA due to certain medical restrictions. Consult Brunswick Health Center to see if MUA is the right treatment for you.

This treatment is offered to patient with acute and chronic conditions, including:

  • neck pain
  • back pain
  • joint pain
  • scar tissue around the spine
  • muscle spasm
  • shortened muscles
  • fibrous adhesions
  • long term pain syndromes
  • failed pain management (drugs, spinal injections, etc.)

What are the effects of MUA?

  • breaks up scar tissue (adhesions) both in and around the spinal joints, commonly caused by multiple injuries or failed back surgery.
  • decreases chronic muscle spasm.
  • overcomes super-sensitivity of injured areas, for more effective treatment.
  • stretches persistent shortened muscles, ligaments and tendons.
  • relieves pain and radiating symptoms’ caused by damaged interverterbral discs.

This is covered by most insurances!

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