Considerations for Manipulation Under Anesthesia

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Considerations for Manipulation Under Anesthesia in NYC

As with most forms of pain treatment, there are a number of important considerations for manipulation under anesthesia. While this pain mitigation technique has been in use for decades, patients should always understand why it is used, and how effective it can be. That is the best way to ensure that every patient makes the best informed decision about his or her pain treatment plan.

Manipulation Under Anesthesia: Treatment Goals

Manipulation under sedation is most commonly used in cases where traditional manual manipulation might prove less effective in eliminating patient pain and improving mobility and range of motion. There are many conditions in which patient resistance to manipulation can limit osteopathic care’s effectiveness. The use of sedation enables the osteopath to minimize conscious and reflexive resistance, reducing the amount of force required to properly manipulate joints and tissue.

Through the use of anesthesia, osteopathic care can effectively:

  • Decrease muscle spasms in the back and other areas of the body
  • Reduce excessive sensitivity in injured tissues, facilitating the patient’s physical rehabilitation efforts
  • Break up excess scar tissue around joints
  • Decrease pain
  • More effectively stretch tight muscles and tendons
  • Relieve neck tension that contributes to chronic headaches and migraine pain

The Effect of Anesthesia During the Procedure

Anesthesia’s use during these procedures provides a number of benefits when compared to traditional manipulation techniques. They include:

  • Sedation of the pain receptors
  • Suppression of natural muscle spasms
  • Enabling complete relaxation of the muscles, reducing reflexive resistance to manipulation

However, it is important to note that some patients can experience negative reactions or complications during any anesthesia. Patients should always consult with medical professionals to ensure that anesthesia is a safe option for their treatment needs.

Effectiveness of Manipulation Under Anesthesia

This technique has been in use for decades, and many patients report substantial improvement in their conditions after just one procedure. Depending on the condition, 1, 2, or 3 sessions may be required to achieve optimal results.

How We Can Help

If you are experiencing pain in the head, neck, shoulders, back, or extremities, contact us today. We will be happy to schedule an appointment time that is convenient for you, examine your condition, and consult with you about your pain management options. As an experienced osteopath, Dr. Leonid Tafler has successfully helped patients with a variety of pain symptoms reclaim a pain-free life. He will work with you to determine the best treatment options for your needs, with the goal of helping you to manage pain, restore any lost mobility or range of motion, and improve your overall health and quality of life.

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Margaret Sowa
Margaret Sowa
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Through the years, every one treated by Dr. Tafler has had very positive and lasting results. I can't thank him enough for myself, my mom and for every dear person to my heart I sent to him. 🙂 Thank you Doctor! Words can't express what you've done and how many lives have changed. God bless you.

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Boris Talis
Four-time champion of the world in Sambo Combat. Black belt 6th Degree

I am a whole hardheartedly grateful to Dr.Tafler for this timely help in recovering the moving function of my shoulder joint. This helped me a win a gold medal and become the Champion of the world in Sambo combat in Greece 2012. I always tell my collegues and student to turn to the excellent and kind Dr. Leonid Tafler in case of any accident or injury.


Dr. Tafler started working with me though acupuncture, back adjustments and immediately I saw the progress and my pain was less and less with every visit to the doctor. I avoided a surgery thanks to Dr Tafler. I started to enjoy my life again. I am so thankful to the doctor, and have been recommending Dr Tafler to all my friends and coworkers who have back problems and other pains.

Thomas Rayder

Dr. Tafler recommended the OMT under anesthesia procedure. The procedure was performed and alleviated my pain immediately. I avoided surgery and have not had problems with my neck in 7 years now! I am so thankful to Dr. Tafler, the OMT under anesthesia procedure helped me so much!

Elizabeth Blend

Dr. Tafler took me in for a weekend to receive manipulation under anesthesia. Two weeks later I was able to walk without pain. I have been pain free since that moment until today, many years after initial treatment. Without his treatment I do not know if I would have been able to walk at all.

Hugo Barriga

Doctor Tafler, was my savior and there is not doubt he give me my back life; this OMT under anesthesia definitely recommend to everyone, this improve my back and relief a chronic pain. Try this before any aggressive treatment, this was over 5 years ago and I feel splendidly.


Two weeks ago I came to his office. He is a very nice and very pleasant man. I told him about a terrible pain in my back. He gave me two injections and I was able to walk a lot better. I felt myself at my twenties. When I went for the second treatment under anesthesia, I was running up the stairs at my church. All my friends got very happy for me. So, I believe, this man is a hero! If not him, I would not be able to walk!