Healing from an injury or addressing a condition in your body starts with identifying your needs and situation. At the Integrated Medical Group, we offer manipulation under anesthesia to help with your concerns or to assist with pain management. Understanding the process and the conditions we treat with MUA, you can determine when to seek professional care.

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Manipulation under anesthesia, or MUA, is a process using chiropractic treatments and sedative medications. In most cases, a chiropractor uses anesthesia before starting the treatment and then uses specific techniques to break up scar tissue or fibrous adhesions that may contribute to physical pain or complications with your health.

The goal of treatment is pain relief and improved mobility. It works with a variety of different conditions and may help with your concerns when you want to address chronic pain.

Benefits of the MUA Treatment

The way it helps with your situation depends on the condition and your goals. As a general rule, the treatment helps with the symptoms you experience by addressing the cause of your pain or discomfort.

Common benefits of MUA treatments include:

  • Reduced chronic pain from fibromyalgia, sciatica or similar conditions
  • Managing and eliminating bulging or herniated discs in the spine
  • Reducing pain in your neck
  • Addressing chronic inflammation, particularly in the neck and back
  • Reducing pain from headaches, particularly in relation to tension and stress
  • Addressing entrapped nerves, which may cause pain, numbness or tingling sensations
  • Improved range of motion in the back and spine

The treatment reduces your pain from different conditions and situations. Whether you have sciatica, a bulging disc or fibromyalgia, the treatment addresses the causes of your condition and reduces the pain or discomfort you experience throughout your body.

When to Consider MUA for Chiropractic Treatment

Considering different strategies and MUA for chiropractic treatment depends on your situation. As a general rule, you want to consider the treatment when you have concerns about chronic pain or you notice a problem with your health. You can also consider the treatment when you notice a reduced range of motion in your back and spine.

Always identify potential concerns before starting a treatment plan. If you have allergies to certain sedatives or medications, then inform the chiropractor to ensure your safety during the treatment. Since the treatment primarily uses anesthesia, you should discuss potential risks related to the substance before starting a treatment plan.

We help you determine when the treatment may improve your health or reduce the discomfort from your symptoms, but only when anesthesia is safe for your body. We may ask questions regarding your health and medical history to avoid concerns during the treatment process.

Schedule an Appointment with us Today to Learn more!

Addressing pain and discomfort in your body starts with identifying your situation and goals. At our clinic, we offer treatments for pain with the use of an anesthetic for your comfort. To learn more about the treatment process or to set up an appointment in our clinic, call (618) 692-6700 today.