Sedation Manipulation

Manipulation Under Anesthesia (MUA)         Spanish- Miami Quiropractico

Miami Sedation Chiropractic

MUA is used to treat certain spinal dysfunctions

Manipulation Under Anesthesia (MUA) has been used to treat a wide variety of musculoskeletal disorders dating as far back as the 1930s and 1940s. MUA as a certain approach to treating certain types of mechanical lumbar and cervical spine dysfunction. The generally accepted rationale for how MUA works is based on scientific data relating to muscle and joint physiology.

What Happens During The MUA Procedure?

Patients are to refrain from eating or drinking after midnight the day before each procedure due to the anesthesia.

This process is completed three (3) days in a row and Dynamic Medical Services picks their patients up every morning at their house and returns them every afternoon. Since transports is available there is no need for family members to take a day off to accompany the patient nor does the patient need to stay the three days in an unfamiliar environment.

Upon arrival at the clinic an intravenous catheter is inserted into the patient’s arm and a small amount of “twilight” anesthesia is administered by a board certified anesthesiologist. The intravenous conscious sedation shuts off the muscle spasm cycle, which means the pain perceiving nerves go tot sleep to allow complete muscle relaxation. Although the patient is in and out of consciousness their protective reflexes remain intact so the body can not be manipulated into a way that would cause more pain. The MUA certified doctors completed a process of stretching and manipulating that usually lasts for 15-20 minutes and is similar to those received during regular chiropractic visits but more effectively. After the procedure the patient wakes up fairly quickly and is monitored by qualified personnel until deemed fit for discharge.

Why Anesthesia?

When body movement is difficult the benefit of being sedated is obvious, but the anesthesia performs other important functions such as:

  • Interrupting the cycle of muscle spasm to allow for increased spinal movement.
  • Sedates the pain perceiving nerves that have been irritated due to the dysfunctional spine or joint.
  • Allows complete muscle relaxation so that the doctor can stretch shortened muscle groups and reduce adhesions caused by scar tissue.

The anesthesia used is called “twilight”, and allows a conscious sedation. You are in and out of consciousness, which lets you interact with the doctors and let them know if you are in pain.

What Does It Help Treat?

It can help a number of conditions, including:

  • Sciatica
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Low Back Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Lumbar/Thoracic Disc Displacement
  • Neuralgia
  • Radiculitis
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Headache/Migraine Headache
  • TMJ (Costen’s Syndrome)
  • Curvature of the Spine
  • Cervical and Lumbar Disc Conditions
  • Joint Calcification
  • Capsulitis of Hip
  • Torticollis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Piriformis Syndrome
  • Pelvic Instability
  • Gait Abnormality/Imbalance
  • Tennis Elbow
  • and more

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