What is Manipulation Under Anesthesia?

Spinal Manipulation Under Anesthesia is a procedure that primarily originated with the osteopathic profession, and has been utilized for the treatment of spinal pain since the late 1930s. The success and value of MUA has been recorded in the osteopathic literature since 1948 when Clybourne reported in the Journal of American Osteopath Association a success rate of 80 to 90 percent, and people are still having fabulous results. In the last two decades, the emphasis regarding manipulation in osteopathic education has greatly decreased and the focus for the performance of spinal MUA has now shifted to chiropractic doctors and their expertise in spinal manipulative skills, as the osteopaths who had been adequately trained in the manipulation are coming to the end of their careers or have retired. Because we are only one of a few practices in Ohio that offers MUA and since we learned from pioneers and developers of this 60 year old procedure, many people look towards us as leaders in Manipulation Under Anesthesia.

  • Musculoskeletal Disorders in Conjunction with Bio-mechanical Problems
  • Muscle Spasms accompanied with Pain and Joint Range of Motion Loss
  • Pain from Disc Bulge/Herniation, Chronic Sprain/Strain, Failed Back Surgery, and Myofacial Pain Syndromes