Manipulation Under Anesthesia

Chiropractic Elkton MD Manipulation Under Anesthesia

Manipulation Under Anesthesia, or MUA, is a highly specialized, non-invasive chiropractic technique used for chronic pain patients who are no longer responding to regular (conventional) conservative care. MUA works by altering adhesions and fibrotic scar tissues to restore range of motion and mobility while the patient is in a safe, temporary “twilight sleep.” As an alternative therapy to surgery and medication, MUA consistently generates life-changing results for carefully selected patients.

Manipulation Under Anesthesia (MUA) is a treatment option for people suffering with muscular and spinal pain. This treatment is gaining popularity and may offer you the opportunity to greatly reduce if not eliminate your pain. This treatment uses twilight sedation to relax the muscles. Once relaxed, the patient is gently stretched and fixations in the spine are released. This allows greater movement and flexibility which is free from pain. Many patients awake feeling better than ever.

Indications for MUA:

  • Chronic Headaches
  • Chronic Myositis; muscle pain & inflammation
  • Nerve entrapment
  • Chronic fibrositis
  • Conditions responding poorly to other conservative treatments
  • Acute & chronic muscle spasm
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Hip joint pain
  • Sciatica or sciatica like symptoms
  • RSD
  • Conditions that do not respond to medications
  • Failed back surgery
  • Chronic disc changes
  • Failed physical therapy
  • Bulging, protruded, prolapsed or herniated discs without free fragment and are not surgical candidates.
  • Frozen or fixated articulations from adhesion formation.
  • Compression syndromes with or without radiculopathies caused from adhesion formation, but not associated with osteophytic entrapment.
  • Restricted motion which causes pain and apprehension from the patient, but manipulation is the therapy of choice.
  • Unresponsive to manipulation and adjustment when they are the treatment of choice.
  • Unresponsive pain which interferes with the function of daily living and sleep patterns, but which fall within the parameters for manipulative treatment.
  • Unresponsive muscle contracture which is preventing normal daily activities and function.
  • Post traumatic syndrome injuries from acceleration/deceleration or acceleration/deceleration types of injuries which result in painful exacerbations of chronic fixations.
  • Chronic recurrent neuromusculoskeletal dysfunction syndromes which result in a regular periodic treatment series that are always exacerbations of the same condition.
  • Neuromusculoskeletal conditions which are not surgical candidates, but have reached MMI (maximum medical improvement), especially with occupational injuries.


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9:00am - 5:30pm

9:00am - 3:30pm
By Appointment

9:00am - 5:30pm



Walk-In Chiropractic
349 East Pulaski Highway
Suite A2
Elkton, MD 21921
(410) 392-9898