Lasting Pain Management Relief With Manipulation Under Anesthesia
Term Manipulation under anesthesia is just what it sounds like. Manipulating your joints and muscles while under anesthesia. This has been around since the 1930’s and used by osteopathic physicians.
Manipulation Under Anesthesia (MUA) is performed while the patient is lightly anesthetized to a state of relaxation. Adjustments and stretching movements are performed that would normally be way too painful if the patient were awake.
Anyone who has long-term pain syndromes may consider manipulation under anesthesia as an alternative treatment to painkillers and surgery. Basic conditions that may lead to this procedure are acute and chronic neck pain, joint pain, back pain, shoulder pain,muscle spasms, and frozen shoulder syndrome.
Chronic Pain And Injury from a car accident can have long lasting effects. It doesn’t take much to disrupt your life with ongoing chronic pain. I have treated many personal injury patients through out the years to help them recover from their injuries and stop the chronic pain cycle.
Here Are Some Interesting Facts About Chronic Pain And Whiplash Injury.
It is estimated that 15-40% of those who are injured in a motor vehicle collision will suffer from ongoing chronic pain.(Journal of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, 2007)
Whiplash injuries not only increase the incidence of chronic neck and shoulder pain, it also significantly increases the incidence of other systemic ill health effects. In other words, whiplash injuries cause more than neck pain and headache, it hurts the health of the entire body.(Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 2001)
That essentially 100% of those who are suffering from chronic pain caused by a whiplash injury will have an abnormal psychological profile with standard assessments, and the only way to resolve the abnormal psychological profile was to successfully treat the chronic spinal pain. Psychotherapy was not able to improve the abnormal psychological profile, nor was it able to improve the patient’s chronic pain complaint.(Pain, 1997)
In the longest study ever performed on whiplash-injured patients (a study looking at the health status 17 years after injury), 55% of the patients still suffered from pain caused by the original trauma.(Accident Analysis and Prevention, 2002)
90% of those who are initially given a cervical collar for their whiplash injuries will be suffering from chronic neck pain 6 months later.(Spine, 2000)
2% of whiplash-injured patients will have severe pain and problems that require ongoing medical investigations and drugs 7.5 years after being injured.(Injury, 2005)
1 in every 100 (1%) people on our planet suffer from chronic neck pain caused by whiplash injury.(Pain,
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Treating patients with chronic, long-term disabling back pain is truly a challenge. A commonly utilized medical approach to treating these patients (after the initial less invasive course of treatment has failed) is the use of opioid pain relievers (OPR). Opioid pain relievers are commonly used when treating patients who experience long-term pain. This group of medications includes oxycodone, methadone, hydrocodone, and others. Guidelines published on the treatment of chronic low back pain are clear: ALL other less dangerous approaches should be used first (and for obvious reasons). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that in 2007, nearly 100 people died DAILY from drug overdoses in the United States, with most caused by prescription medications. This is three times more than the rate calculated in 1991! Also, there was a 98.4% increase in Emergency Room (ER) visits between 2004 and 2009, or 1.2 million more ER visits, related to misuse or abuse of pharmaceuticals. Surprisingly, this figure is HIGHER than ER visits associated with the use of illegal drugs like heroin and cocaine.
Are You Suffering From Chronic Low Back Pain Including Disc Pain, Sciatica, Pinched Nerves, and/or Spasm?…And Have Already Tried Chiropractic or Physical Therapy.
Low back pain is a difficult condition to get better if left untreated. Unfortunately the medical profession and many Chiropractors don’t have a great long-term solution.
Now There’ a Quick, Easy, and Affordable Alternative That You Can Do At Home