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Manipulation under anesthesia (MUA) is Back! Pain Relief in Only 3 Days!

  The following blog posts give good information on the history and use of manipulation under anesthesia, ir MUA. This procedure is great because even the most chronic of pain can be significantly impacted in only three treatments.   Pain Manipulation Under Anesthesia Manipulation Under Anesthesia is a medical procedure helping chronic pain patients.   [...]

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Trying to Avoid Back Surgery? Read This!

The statistics of lumbar spine back surgery are quite disappointing:   Why Spinal Disc Surgeries Don't Always Work - San Diego Back ... A recent study of patients undergoing low back surgery demonstrated that of those patients who opted for back surgery, only 26% went back to work compared to 67% of the patients who [...]

Epidural steroid injections may increase spine fractures

At NASS 2012, Shlomo Mandel, Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital, Bloomfield Hills, USA, stated that epidural steroid injections are associated with an increased risk of vertebral fractures.  Mandel told delegates that a prospective observational study by Al-Shoha et al (Spine 2012; epub), of which Mandel was a co-author, showed that a single epidural steroid injection [...]

WELL; Personal Health: Heavy Backpacks Can Spell Chronic Back Pain for Children

My 11-year-old grandsons, Stefan and Tomas, weigh about 80 pounds each. On the 20-minute walk to their middle school and the uphill walk home, they carry backpacks that weigh about 12 pounds each, or 15 percent of their body weight. When extra books or clothing, a musical instrument or other equipment are added, the weight [...]

Epidural Steroid Injections Do Not Improve Outcome In Spinal Stenosis or Disc Herniation

The first of these analyses, which was presented in a “best papers” session at NASS, focused on patients with lumbar stenosis. Radcliff explained that epidural steroidal injections were a common treatment for lumbar stenosis, with studies showing that the potential advantages were that they provided “temporary pain relief, a possibility of surgical avoidance, and improvement [...]

Manipulation under anesthesia for patients with failed back surgery: retrospective report of 3 cases with 1-year follow-up

Abstract Objective This report describes the treatment of 3 patients with previous spinal fusion surgery who had subsequently regressed to their previous levels of pain and disability. Clinical Features Three patients with chronic intractable pain presented to a private integrative medicine clinic for manipulation under anesthesia (MUA) evaluation. All 3 patients had previously had lumbar [...]

Latest Research Study Accepted for Publication

Dr. Strauchman and Dr. Morningstar received official word this past Wednesday that their latest research paper was accepted for publication. Their study, titled "Manipulation under anesthesia for patients with failed back surgery: retrospective case series with one-year follow-up" will be published in the Journal of Chiropractic Medicine later this year. In their study, they evaluated [...]

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