MUA Conditions

Banish Low Back Pain back-pain-soft

Today, low back pain is one of the most common health problems affecting Americans. Leading factors contributing to low back pain include:

  • Occupational stresses and strains
  • Traumatic work injuries
  • Injuries during recreational activities
  • The sedentary nature of our modern lives

Surgery, injection therapy, and pain medication are commonly used to treat this problem.  Learn more about this pervasive (and often debilitating) condition and how it can be treated using noninvasive means.

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Alternative to Neck Pain Relief

Your neck muscles, along with your other neck structures, support the weight of your head and allow for a significant amount of neck motion. Certain risk factors may increase your likelihood of experiencing neck pain, including:

  • Poor posture (holding your neck in a forward position)
  • Working in the same position for prolonged periods
  • Poor sleeping setup (e.g., inappropriate pillow)

Learn about the most common causes of neck pain and helpful suggestions about how you can permanently eliminate your neck problem.

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Hands-On Approach to Treating Fibromyalgiafibromyalgia-pain-soft

Fibromyalgia is a chronic disorder that affects about 5 million Americans over the age of 18.  You may have a greater likelihood of developing fibromyalgia if you have the following rheumatic diseases:

  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus (i.e., lupus)
  • Ankylosing spondylitis (i.e., spinal arthritis)

Learn about the causes and symptoms of fibromyalgia. Discover  a hands-on healing approach that can yield profound health benefits for many people suffering with this condition.

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tmj-jaw-pain-condition-team-muaAn Effective Solution to TMJ & Jaw Pain

Problems with one or both of your temporomandibular (TMJ) joints are a common cause of jaw pain.  In most cases, jaw pain may be associated with one of these three general problems:

  • Myofascial pain: Pain and discomfort in the muscles controlling jaw movement
  • Intra-joint dysfunction: Internal joint problems (e.g., displaced disc, jaw dislocation)
  • Arthritic changes: Inflammatory joint disorders that alter joint dynamics

Read on to learn more about TMJ problems and what you can do to eliminate them and restore healthy, pain-free jaw function.

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Heal Your Herniated Disc For Good

A herniated or ruptured spinal disc can cause significant pain and lower your quality of life, but there is hope for a full recovery.
You should seek emergency medical help if you experience one of the following:

  • Pain, numbness, or weakness that keeps you from your usual activities
  • Changes in your bowel or bladder function
  • Progressive loss of sensation in the areas that would contact a saddle

Disc herniations can respond well to conservative care techniques, though the pain and discomfort many people feel with this health problem can affect the success of these procedures. Learn how a non-invasive procedure can yield significant and lasting health benefit for patients suffering frmo disc herniation pain.

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A Lasting Remedy: Treating Frozen Shoulder

Shoulder joints possess some of the greatest movement of any body part. But this high degree of joint movement can make your shoulders more susceptible to injury. Common signs and symptoms of frozen shoulder include:

  • Dull or aching shoulder pain (usually in the outer part of your shoulder or upper arm)
  • Shoulder pain that worsens at night and disrupts your sleep
  • Restricted shoulder joint range of motion

Frozen shoulder is a challenging condition to treat, but one approach in particular produces excellent results in a timely fashion. Learn how Manipulation under anesthesia (MUA) can speed up your recovery and elminate your symptoms.

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An Alternative Treatment for Migraine Headaches

Migraine headaches are severely painful and, often, temporarily debilitating. Migraines frequently recur and may be accompanied by visual disturbances (known as aura) and nausea. A person who experiences migraine with aura may see:

  • Stars
  • Zigzag lines
  • Objects of distorted size or shape

There is no cure for migraines, but certain alternative care methods can help you manage this painful condition. Learn how Manipulation Under Anesthesia (MUA) helps to decrease the frequency and intensity of your migraine attacks.

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Practical Approach to Eliminating

Chronic Ankle Pain


Ankle sprains—caused by a fall, unexpected twist, or a blow to your ankle joint—are one of the leading causes of ankle pain.

  • Lack of immobilization immediately after an ankle injury
  • Insufficient mobility and strengthening exercises during recovery
  • Development of scar tissue around your injury site

Chronic ankle pain may be helped with exercises that strengthen your ankle and improve your ankle joint range of motion.  Manipulation under anesthesia (MUA) is another conservative approach to chronic ankle pain that can produce significant health benefits.

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Muscle Spasm Pain & Treatment

Muscle spasms are involuntary muscle contractions. Muscle cramps that occur in athletes during sports or exercise are also muscle spasms.  Factors that may boost your risk for muscle spasms include:

  • Age: Older individuals are more susceptible to muscle spasms due to reduced muscle mass.
  • Poor hydration: Athletes who become dehydrated and fatigued in warm weather often experience muscle cramps.
  • Pregnancy: Pregnant women experience muscle spasms more often than others.

Manipulation under anesthesia (MUA) is an alternative treatment approach that involves joint manipulation, passive stretching, and other postural maneuvers delivered while you are mildly sedated.

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A Therapeutic Alternative: Failed Back Surgery

Failed back surgery syndrome is a term used for patients who have had a poor surgical result for back or spine problems and who continue to experience pain after surgery.  Possible causes of failed back surgery syndrome include:

  • Recurrent disc herniation
  • Persistent postoperative pressure on your spinal nerve root(s)
  • Decreased spinal joint movement and mobility

A conventional approach to failed back surgery usually involves pain medication, physical therapy, and invasive procedures. One approach that has proven consistent and beneficial is manipulation under anesthesia (MUA).

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Find Lasting Relief From Spinal Stenosis

Spinal stenosis—a narrowing of your spinal canal that puts pressure on your spinal cord or its branches—can affect your activities of daily living, but it can be managed using safe and noninvasive techniques. Aging-related factors leading to spinal stenosis include:

  • Thickening of your spinal ligaments (especially your ligamentum flavum)
  • Protrusion of bone spurs into your spinal canal or other parts of your spine
  • Bulging or herniation of your intervertebral discs

There is no cure for spinal stenosis, but treatments do exist that can help reduce your symptoms. Surgery is a conventional therapy for this health problem, but surgical procedures carry significant risks, including infection and blood clots. Certain manual medicine techniques may be effective in keeping your pain at bay and preserving your spine health.

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Torticollis Relief: Using a Noninvasive Approach

Torticollis, also called wry neck, is a twisted and tilted neck. If you suffer from torticollis, you may experience neck pain and other symptoms. Causes of inherited, or congenital, muscular torticollis include:

  • Shortening of your sternocleidomastoid muscle due to birth trauma
  • Congenital bony abnormalities in your upper cervical spine
  • Klippel-Feil syndrome (a rare birth defect involving the fusing of vertebrae)

Oral medications, muscle injections, and surgery are sometimes prescribed for torticollis, but these are radical procedures that carry inherent risks. One manual medicine therapy that has proven consistent and beneficial is manipulation under anesthesia (MUA).

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