Our doctors are trained in MUA under Dr. Robert Gordon, MUA program director. Dr. Gordon has performed or proctored over 7,000 procedure, instructed more then 2,000 other doctors in the procedure and has done countless amounts or research, which has including authoring and editing textbooks about MUA. You can find out more information on him and details of the technique here.

What is MUA (Manipulation Under Anesthesia)

MUA is the use of general anesthesia to perform a series of manipulations, stretching and traction procedure to eliminate resistance, pain, muscles spasms and guarding during treatments. This is typically used for a patient who is not progressing or responding to conservative care or gets only minimal or temporary relief. This procedure is extremely beneficial for patients with muscle spasms accompanied by pain and motion restrictions. Patients are carefully screened and selected prior to MUA and are instructed thoroughly on the procedure including pre and post care. In most cases, the procedure is performed 2 days consecutively. The patient then goes through post-MUA regimen where the stretching, manipulation, and therapy continue to ensure the best results for each patient.

Considerations of MUA

  • Disc bulge/herniation

  • Chronic sprain/strain

  • Failed back surgery

  • Myofacial pain syndrome

  • Frozen or fixed joints (ex: frozen Shoulder)

  • Restricted motion which causes pain

  • Post-traumatic injuries from acceleration/deceleration and deceleration/acceleration

  • Various extremity pain (knees, hips and shoulders)

  • Neck and back pain

  • Leg or arm pain and numbness

Benefits of MUA

  • Reduces chronic pain

  • Minimizes headaches and migraines

  • Management of disc bulges/ herniations

  • Reduction of inflammation

  • Increase mobility

  • Decrease fixations and adhesions from muscles and scar tissue