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* What is Manipulation Under Anesthesia?
* What is the History of Manipulation Under Anesthesia?
* Who would be a Candidate for Manipulation Under Anesthesia?
* What is Manipulation Under Anesthesia Procedure like?
* Where is the Manipulation Under Anesthesia Procedure Performed?
* Who Performs the Manipulation Under Anesthesia Procedure?
* What are the Effects of Manipulation Under Anesthesia Procedure?
* My Doctor Says I am a Candidate for MUA…

For chronic pain sufferers across the United States and abroad, a
simple and painless procedure is offering a level of relief never
dreamed possible.

Instead of allowing patients that failed to respond to conservative
care slip into a cycle of drugs and surgery, doctors are giving them
the opportunity to live pain free lives through a procedure known as
Manipulation under Anesthesia (MUA).

Manipulation of the spine with the patient sedated is one of the most
gentles and most effective methods of altering chronic conditions. MUA provides manipulation and adjustments of the spine and surrounding tissue in an atmosphere where the patient is more responsive and less apprehensive, therefore eliminating resistance and muscle contracture.

Established and widely recognized in the manual medical arena for more than sixty years, MUA is a viable alternative for patients that do not respond to traditional care or invasive surgical procedures. The MUA procedure continues to gain widespread support and recognition in the medical community and is helping to bring much-needed relief to a greater patient base than ever before.

This is a comprehensive guide to Manipulation Under Anesthesia (MUA)

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What is Manipulation Under Anesthesia?


Manipulation Under Anesthesia, otherwise known as MUA, is a
non-invasive procedure increasingly offered for acute and chronic
conditions, including: neck pain, back pain, joint pain, muscle spasm,
shortened muscles, fibrous adhesions and long term pain syndromes.

By lightly anesthetizing a patient, once painful adjustments and
movements are accomplished quickly and pain free helping to greatly
improve or even restore range of motion.

Manipulation Under Anesthesia is a viable alternative for those
patients that are not responding to traditional conservative care of
other invasive procedures such as surgery.

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What is the History of Manipulation Under Anesthesia?

Manipulation Under Anesthesia is an established and widely recognized procedure that has been part of the manual medical arena for more than sixty years.The practice of MUA can be traced back to the late 1930’s and its popularity has continued to grow in recent years as research has shown that MUA is not only safe, but also highly successful in treating acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions.

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Who would be a Candidate for Manipulation Under Anesthesia?


In general, patients selected for Manipulation Under Anesthesia are
those with certain neck, mid-back, low-back or other spinal conditions
that have received conservative care for six to eight weeks with
limited or no improvement in symptoms or findings.

MUA may also be appropriate for those patients that still experience
pain after undergoing various invasive treatments such as surgery.

Common indications for Manipulation Under Anesthesia include neck,
middle and lower back pain, chronic muscle pain and inflammation, acute and chronic muscle pain and inflammation, acute and chronic muscle spasm, chronic fibrositis, nerve entrapment, disk pathology including herniated disks, torticollis and failed back surgery.

Not all patients qualify for MUA as certain contraindications prevent
some from undergoing the procedure. Consult your physicians or contact Edwards Chiropractic & Rehabilitation Center to determine if you are an MUA candidate.

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What is Manipulation Under Anesthesia Procedure like?


The Manipulation Under Anesthesia procedure involves three consecutive days of treatment. During these three days a patient is treated with spinal manipulative theraphy and MUA stretches.

Since the patient is lightly sedated during the MUA procedure, the
usual resistance and pain associated with manipulation is eliminated.
Through the use of “conscious sedation,” a patient is conscious and
responsive, but relaxed, allowing the physician to administer
adjustments similar to those received during regular chiropractic
visits but more effectively.

After the procedure, treatment continues as strengthening and
stabilization programs are initiated over the next few weeks.
Post-Procedure care is a vital part of the MUA procedure. Follow-up
visits with a Chiropractic Physicians are important at this time as the
stretches accomplished during the MUA procedure are built upon, helping the patient to regain strength and prevent future pain and discomfort.

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Where is the Manipulation Under Anesthesia Procedure Performed?


The Manipulation Under Anesthesia procedure is performed at The Georgia Surgery Center located in Forest Park, GA. Here patients receive the best in comprehensive, personalized care as well as the convenience and privacy of a same day surgical center.

Edwards Chiropractic & Rehabilitation Center facilities include fully-equipped, State Licensed and Medicare Certified operating rooms, Board Certified Anesthesiologists/Anesthetists, monitored recovery rooms, spacious waiting areas for a patient’s family and friends, plenty of onsite parking, handicap accessibility and complimentary patient transportation if needed.

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Who Performs the Manipulation Under Anesthesia Procedure?

Those involved during the MUA procedure include the Board Certified
Anesthesiologist, an MUA certified M.D./D.O. and or D.C. who performs
the manipulation and the skilled nursing staff of Edwards Chiropractic & Rehabilitation Center.

Only a physician that has been certified in MUA can perform the MUA
procedure. At Edwards Chiropractic & Rehabilitation Center we take pride our doctors who are not only certified by accredited institutions in MUA, but highly experienced, having helped to relieve the pain of hundreds of patients.

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What are the Effects of Manipulation Under Anesthesia Procedure?


The proposed effects of Manipulation Under Anesthesia therapy include
the following:

* Breaking up scar tissue (adhesions) both in and around the spinal
joints, commonly caused by multiple injuries or failed back surgery.
* A decreasing chronic muscle spasm
* Overcoming super-sensitivity of injured areas, making the patient
unable to cooperate for effective treatment
* Stretching persistent shortened muscles, ligaments and tendons
* Relief from pain and radiating symptoms caused by damaged
invertebral discs.

Most importantly however, Manipulation Under Anesthesia affords
patients immediate relief and noticeable difference in their daily
lives post-procedure. These positive results only continue to improve
with time and post-MUA therapy.

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My Doctor Says I am a Candidate for MUA…


Patients who have been selected for Manipulation Under Anesthesia
Procedure by their doctor typically undergo a medical screening process
to determine true MUA candidacy.

This screening process includes a medical history and physical
examination and where indicated, CBC blood studies, chest X-Rays, EKG’s and other diagnostic tests such as MRI or CT’s.

Once a patient is cleared and medical necessity for MUA is determined,
a Edwards Chiropractic & Rehabilitation Center representative will pre-certify and schedule the procedure dates and times. Edwards Chiropractic & Rehabilitation Center will also handle the explanation of all pre and post-operative instructions, answer any questions the patient may have about the procedure and arrange transportation for the patient if necessary. At Edwards Chiropractic & Rehabilitation Center, we pride ourselves on working with our patients to make their MUA experience as hassle free, comfortable and successful as possible!

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DR. EDWARDS

For more info go to themuagroup.com.


 
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