MUA is an abbreviation for Manipulation Under Anesthesia, a non-surgical medical procedure utilized in the treatment of acute and chronic physical conditions such as back and neck pain, lumbar disc disease and muscle spasms. When undergoing MUA, a patient is put under light anesthesia while treatments are carried out in order to help relax muscle tone, reduce reflex responses and reduce pain. This helps both the patient and the practitioner in the process of treatment, and is sometimes necessary in order to achieve the best and most beneficial results.
The result of these treatments is often increased mobility, reduced chronic and acute pain and increased healing time for the patient. MUA-FRP (Manipulation Under Anesthesia with Fibrous Release Procedures) is also often used as an alternative for patients who respond negatively to more invasive procedures such as surgeries or injections, and is a great procedure for those attempting to avoid surgery for either physical or financial reasons, as it often produces the same if not better results when combined with a simple post-procedure regime.
MUA is used to treat a variety of ailments and is offered in a variety of different fields. Almost all physical experts, particularly chiropractors and osteopathic practitioners, offer or endorse MUA in some way. Common conditions that MUA is often used to treat include:
- Neck, Back and Shoulder Pain
- Joint Pain and Spinal Pain
- Muscle Spasms
- Shortened Muscles
- Fibrous Adhesions
- Long-term Physical Pain Syndromes
- Lumbar Disc Disease
- Frozen Shoulders or Knees
- Muscle Adhesions
- Scar Tissues
- Post Surgical Recovery or Pain
The MUA procedure is normally completed in a surgical setting, but is entirely non-invasive. The holistic approach to the patient’s well-being, involving often numerous practitioners from a variety of fields, makes MUA not only a cheaper and more effective procedure than most invasive procedures, but also a more reliable one.
What is FRP?
In MUA-FRP, FRP simply stands for Fibrous Release Procedures. This refers to all of the procedures carried out on a patient’s body by the physician to help release tension, treat chronic pain and release fibrous adhesions. These procedures, when the patient is awake, can often be intolerable by the patient and problems occur due to the response to pain, spasms, reflexes and guarding. When people simply refer to MUA, they are generally referring to MUA-FRP.