Thursday, May 28, 2009

Manipulation Under Anesthesia

What is that and why would I need that? It is a special procedure that is performed on a certain type of patient. If you have tried all other types of treatment such as medicine, massage, physical therapy, chiropractic, injections, pain management, decompression, orthopedic care and others; and nothing has worked you may be a candidate. The procedure is geared towards the patient who has chronic pain, like headaches, radiating pain, fibromyalgia, low back pain, sciatica, frozen shoulder, or other generalized pain syndromes. Typically these are patients who have been injured like in a car accident and have disc injuries, and have been told that they need to have surgery.
This procedure is a non invasive way to treat these patients with dramatic results. In many cases MUA keeps you from going under the knife, which in most cases has an undesirable result. Back surgeries are very expensive and much higher risk.
Manipulation Under Anesthesia is done in a surgery center. You are put under a light anesthesia so there is no resistance from your body. During traditional chiropractic adjusting many times the body has muscle resistance during adjustments so it takes longer to achieve the same result. Basically the patient is on the table and two doctors work on stretching and manipulating nearly every joint and muscle in your body.
The results are amazing. I have seen patients who were a 9 or 10 of 10 with 10 being the worst go in on a Friday, and come back to the office on Monday and say they are a 0 or 1 of 10. Call our office today to see if you qualify for manipulation under anesthesia. 407.647.2009 if you want more info

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