Manipulation Under Anesthesia (MUA) is an insurance-reimbursement and non-invasive procedure used to treat acute and chronic conditions that may not be treatable by standard chiropractic adjustments. Some of these include chronic back pain, neck pain, muscle spasms, arthritic conditions, persistently shortened muscles, and long-term pain syndromes.
Using light sedation, our doctors perform adjustments and movements that were once too painful to be applied. This allows us to get adequate motion in a once-static joint. Most patients feel pain-free post-procedure and have a great improvement in their range of motion. This is a viable alternative for patients who are not responding well to traditional conservative care, or who have experienced failed attempts with surgeries to correct the pain.
The MUA procedure is performed at a fully-accredited, chiropractor-friendly Ambulatory Surgery center in the Los Angeles and Orange County area.
For optimal results, this treatment may require two or more sessions, coupled with physical rehabilitation to promote improvement.