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Manipulation Under Anesthesia Candidate

Why Use MUA?

Manipulation under anesthesia (MUA) is a safe, noninvasive alternative treatment for a wide variety of musculoskeletal problems and chronic pain. This non-drug hands-on healing approach has one of the highest success rates (over 80 percent) of any pain management therapy. And what’s particularly special about MUA is that it addresses the true underlying cause of your musculoskeletal problems in a way that no other therapy can. MUA treatments are:

  • Quick
  • Safe
  • Painless
  • Effective in reducing your pain almost immediately

MUA offers two very important things to chronic pain sufferers: hope and lasting results.

Who Benefits From MUA?

MUA is sometimes used as a last resort in pain management by individuals who have tried countless other therapies, with little or no success. But you needn’t wait to try MUA until you’ve exhausted other conventional or conservative approaches. MUA has proven particularly effective for the following health problems:

  • Chronic neck, back, and joint problems due to long-term disability
  • Motor vehicle accident or occupational injuries
  • Sports injuries or injuries sustained during exercise or recreation
  • Injuries or problems that fail to respond to other conventional or conservative treatments (including regular chiropractic care)
  • Conditions that may otherwise require surgery or other invasive procedures (such as injections) to treat

You may benefit from MUA if you have any of the following health problems:

  • Chronic disc problems (including a disc herniation)
  • Chronic headaches (including migraines)
  • Pain associated with failed back surgery
  • Scar tissue and fibrous adhesions that cause pain and restrict movement
  • Chronic muscle pain (i.e., chronic myofasciitis)
  • Torticollis
  • Jaw, ankle, and shoulder pain
  • Spinal stenosis (i.e., narrowing of your spinal canal)

MUA Contraindications

MUA, though effective in treating numerous health problems, may not be for everyone. MUA is contraindicated (i.e., not recommended) as a treatment approach for individuals who have the following problems:

  • Any type of malignancy (i.e., cancer)
  • Acute bone fractures
  • Tuberculosis of the bone
  • Acute inflammatory arthritis and gout
  • Uncontrolled diabetic nerve damage
  • Spinal cord compression
  • Spinal instability
  • Widespread infection
  • Morbid obesity
  • Certain cardiovascular diseases (e.g., heart disease, hypertension, etc.)
  • History of allergy to the anesthesia

Your MUA provider can counsel you on whether MUA is appropriate for you and your health problems.