Manipulation Under Anesthesia
Manipulation under Anesthesia/Sedation (MUS/MUS) is a non-invasive and effective treatment for people suffering from acute and chronic back pain, muscle spasms, and pinched nerves.
The combination of manipulation with sedation has been successfully performed by orthopedic surgeons for years and is now available through the new, state-of-the-art, fully-licensed suite at Belle Terre Surgery Center.
The MUA procedure uses twilight sedation to relax restricted muscles, allowing the physician to gently stretch and adjust the spine. The effects of MUA include:
- Eliminating pain-producing scar tissue formations
- Decompression of bulging/herniated discs
- Stretching of chronically tight muscles
- Eliminating pain by eliminating range of motion of spine, shoulders, pelvis, hip
MUA is also needed for long-term pain relief by treating fibrous adhesions. These are adhesions and scar tissue that have built-up around spinal joints, discs, and other muscles that cause chronic pain.
Over-the-counter pain medications, epidural injections, are only temporary solutions. The pain often returns. MUA, however, gets to the root of the problem so that you experience lasting pain relief.
The entire procedure takes approximately 60 minutes. Recovery time is only 15 minutes.
Common conditions generally treated with MUA include:
- Chronic Fibrosis
- Bulding and Herniated Disc
- Chronic Tension Headaches
- Stable Spondylolithesis
- Neck, Upper, and Lower Back Pain
- Chronic Muscle Pain and Inflammation
- Acute and Chronic Muscle Spasm
- Decreased Joint Range of Motion
- Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
- Chronic Pain with Narcotic Dependence
- Nerve Entrapment
- Piriformis Syndrome