The procedure of MUA-FRP is necessary for many people, particularly when there is an ongoing physical disturbance that interferes with daily life and activities with pain or immobility. While your doctor will complete the final referral for you to undergo an MUA procedure after having completed multiple tests and evaluations, there are some things to consider before contemplating it.
If your situation is not severe, your doctor may discourage an MUA procedure; however severe injury or disturbance often calls for an MUA procedure. When an injury occurs, the muscles and tissues surrounding the injury will begin to form spasms and guard and alter their appearance in response to the injury. If this is not attended to properly and quickly, fibrous adhesions and scarring can begin to occur on and around the injured area and persist for life, if not treated. MUA helps to reduce the severity and likelihood of this occurring, and can help to treat and reduce it when it has already occurred. Listed below are some conditions and symptoms that are often treated extremely effectively by MUA:
- Chronic Disc Pain
- Herniated Disc (Without Fragmentation)
- Frozen Shoulder and/or Knee
- Migraine Headaches
- Scarring and/or Pain After Surgery
- Chronic Myofascitis
- Fibrous Adhesion
- Pseudo – sciatica
- Chronic Re-injury
- Nerve Entrapment
There are also some things that may mean you cannot receive MUA as treatment for your condition, such as older age, weakness of bones, osteoporosis, pregnancy or cancer. In addition, some forms of diabetes, blood circulatory diseases, heart disease or previous instances of stroke can also disqualify you from being eligible to receive MUA. This is because the MUA-FRP (the anesthesia and its physical medicine procedures) may pose a greater threat to you and your health in these medical conditions than the treatment may benefit you.
The referral will normally also include a medical screening to check the patient’s suitability for anesthesia. This normally includes blood studies, chest x-rays, electrocardiograms for those over the age of 50, pregnancy tests and general height and weight measurements. This is completed to ensure the complete safety of the patient. The doctor may also order an MRI or a CT scan if he/she feels it is necessary. Medical clearance from an anesthetist is also generally required, as well as possibly a consultation with a pain management doctor.