Manipulation Under Anesthesia

A detailed exam is performed that looks at everything from patient history and diagnostic imaging to laboratory procedures is necessary for candidates for manipulation under anesthesia (MUA). This process assists medical professionals in diagnosing underlying conditions.

The chiropractor is responsible for the burden of proof in terms of diagnosis and in order for manipulation under anesthesia to be deemed appropriate, the pain must fit many categories:

~A failure to respond to nonsurgical means of treatment in the past.
~An indication of fibrosis and myofibrosis discovered during the physical exam.
~The patients medical condition must be diagnosed and supported by medical evidence.

To determine what needs to be done to determine whether the use of manipulation under anesthesia would be appropriate, chiropractors will conduct an examination that pays attention to the motion palpation of the patients spine. They also will complete a visual inspection and palpation of the skin to look for a manifestation of sympathetic nervous system changes, which can include but are not limited to; tissue texture, edema, increase of moisture, decrease of moisture, temperature changes. To read more about MUA, click here.

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