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Manipulation Under Anesthesia (MUA) Specialist

Johnson Medical Center

Integrative Medicine & Regenerative Medicine located in Venice, FL

Manipulation under anesthesia (MUA), also known as sedative stretching, provides life-changing pain relief even after other methods have failed. Chiropractor Jeffrey Johnson, DC, and the team of certified health care professionals at Johnson Medical Center in Venice, Florida, are among the most experienced MUA providers in the area. They’ve improved the lives of thousands of patients with MUA over many years. Call or book an appointment online today to find out how MUA can help you.

Manipulation Under Anesthesia (MUA) Q & A

What is manipulation under anesthesia?

Manipulation under anesthesia (MUA) is a noninvasive outpatient procedure that combines gentle sedation with stretching, massage, and movement. Dr. Johnson, DC, and his team of medical professionals, including a board-certified anesthesiologist, perform MUA at ambulatory surgical facilities in the area. About 90% of their patients come for MUA.

MUA produces remarkable results in people who suffer from acute and chronic pain, even after other treatments have failed. The anesthesia allows your muscles to fully relax so the team at Johnson Medical Center can perform sedative stretching.

What does manipulation under anesthesia involve?

MUA is very safe when performed by a highly trained team like the experts at Johnson Medical Center. The anesthesiology team closely monitors you the entire time, using only conscious sedation. Unlike general anesthesia, you’re awake the entire time. 

While you’re in a relaxed state, Dr. Johnson, DC,  and his medical team comfortably stretch, massage, and move you. This breaks up pain-inducing scar tissue and adhesions in your joints and connective tissues. 

If chiropractic care and physical therapy have failed to resolve your pain, scar tissue and adhesions are likely to blame. These adhesions may result from poor posture, sports injuries, car accidents, and even failed back surgeries. 

What conditions does manipulation under anesthesia treat?

The team at Johnson Medical Center uses MUA to treat many causes of acute and chronic pain, including:

  • Neck, middle back, and lower back pain
  • Hip pain and sacroiliac joint problems
  • Herniated and bulging discs
  • Musculoskeletal pain and inflammation
  • Tension headaches
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Pinched nerves
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Muscle spasms
  • Sciatica
  • Fibromyalgia

They also use MUA to treat patients who have undergone failed back surgery, as well as those who have chronic pain with narcotic dependence. 

How do I know if manipulation under anesthesia is right for me?

If other treatments fail to relieve your pain, don’t lose hope. You may be a good candidate for MUA if you:

  • Have been treated by multiple physicians and therapists with minimal results
  • Still have pain after steroid injections, nerve ablation, or surgery
  • Want to avoid surgery and other invasive procedures
  • Want to improve your quality of life by eliminating pain and improving mobility

The best way to find out if MUA is right for you is to schedule an appointment at Johnson Medical Center — call or book online today.