Manipulation under sedation allows your doctor to perform deep stretches and spinal manipulation that would be too painful without sedation. MUS can be very effective and most patients find relief with three 5-10 minute procedures. It is a noninvasive procedure designed to treat chronic and acute conditions such as neck pain, back pain, joint pain, muscle spasms, shortened muscles, fibrous adhesions and scar tissue surrounding the spine and other joints. MUS is performed by specially trained and licensed physicians certified in the technique.
It is difficult for your doctor to manipulate injured areas without causing more pain. Sedation allows your physician to manipulate and stretch the affected area more aggressively, stopping muscle spasm cycles, relaxing muscles to break up scar tissue and adhesions and stretching shortened muscle groups.
MUS MUS breaks up scar tissue and adhesions surrounding the spine and joints which can be commonly caused by injuries or previous back surgeries. It decreases chronic muscle spasms, stretches persistent shortened muscles, tendons and ligaments and relieves pain from damaged intervertebral disks.
Because adhesions and scar tissue can build up around spinal joints and surrounding muscles, certain people don’t find meaningful results from traditional therapies. Often, the damaged area is too sensitive to allow adequate treatment to the area while awake. Physical therapy, chiropractic, and back surgery that doesn’t address the built-up scar tissue may not permanently relieve your pain. If you’ve undergone traditional treatments for 6-8 weeks with little or no improvement, consider MUS before facing surgery risks. If you’ve been coping with pain that limits activities, consider the benefits of MUS.
our four-step method of diagnosis and treatment
At The Spine & Pain Institute we believe that the best patient outcomes occur when a patient is well informed. We have developed a simple, thorough, four-step method of diagnosis and treatment. We are your partners against pain, and providers of peace of mind!
A detailed discussion between you and a physician about your medical history.
A comprehensive physical examination and, if necessary, selected diagnostic tests.
A specific treatment plan developed for you.
The implementation of treatment.