What Is MUA?

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Manipulation Under Anesthesia (MUA)

is an outpatient procedure that effectively treats chronic neck, back and extremity pain and dysfunction. Most candidates for MUA have already had an adequate trial of conservative care including medications, injections, in-office manipulations, rehabilitation and physical therapy.  Many have even been considered for interventional pain injections and/or surgical intervention.   These individuals have mechanical dysfunction of the joints and scar tissue build up in the supporting soft tissues of the spine resulting in joint and muscle dysfunction, chronic stiffness and pain.  Many patients with herniated discs have avoided surgery by undergoing a series of MUA procedures. Numerous patients who have already undergone surgery and still have significant pain and dysfunction develop scar tissue and are often referred by their surgeons and treating physicians for the MUA procedure and achieve incredible results.

Here are some of the conditions MUA helps:

  • Chronic Herniated/Bulging Disk
  • Failed Back Surgery
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Scar Tissue and Fibro Adhesion
  • Chronic Sprains Strains
  • Frequent Headaches
  • Torticollis
  • Injury from Accidents/Sports
  • TMJ