Manipulation Under Anesthesia
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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Everything You Need To Know About Osteopathic Manipulation Under Anesthesia
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