Manipulation Under Anesthesia Post-Procedure Care

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Why Post-Procedure Care Matters

For patients who receive manipulation under anesthesia, MUA post-procedure care is an important part of the healing process. Osteopaths provide detailed post-procedure recommendations to help ensure that you enjoy the maximum benefits from your treatment. This aftercare is designed to:

  • Help to manage any muscle soreness that might occur as a result of the manipulation
  • Maintain and expand any improved range of motion

As with most procedures, aftercare technically begins as soon as the session is complete. Afterwards, it progresses with different levels of care over the course of several weeks. Your osteopath will provide specific aftercare instructions for your unique situation and needs.

What to Do Immediately After a Procedure

There are a variety of options that may be recommended for the period immediately following your procedure. They can include:

  • Application of cold packs to control swelling and inflammation. These cold packs are typically applied for no more than 10 or 15 minutes at a time.
  • Rest and relaxation. In the aftermath of any MUA procedure, patients should be prepared to limit physical activity for the rest of the day.
  • Other aftercare, as determined by your osteopath

Post-Procedure Care During the First Week

Over the next week, the patient will usually be instructed to continue with stretching exercises and other movements selected to aid in soft tissue mobility. Heat and cold therapy may also be included in the post-procedure care regiment, along with other in-office therapy options. In some instances, multiple MUA procedures may be needed to maximize the effects.

Post Procedure Care During and After the Second Week

Once that first week of care is completed, the patient may be advised to transition to a specific rehabilitation regimen. The osteopath will often create a program of physical exercises, stretches, and muscle-strengthening techniques to expedite a full recovery. However, the specifics of any rehab effort will be dependent on the patient’s health and the nature of his or her condition. Some aspects of the therapy may be conducted in a clinical environment, while others can be done at home.

How We Can Help

If you are experiencing chronic pain, loss of mobility, or other symptoms, manipulation under anesthesia may be an option to help you manage and overcome your condition. Contact us today to schedule your appointment for an examination and diagnosis. Leonid Tafler, D.O. will consult with you to determine if MUA is the best option for your needs, and work with you to arrange your sedated manipulation session.

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Manipulation Under Anesthesia Post-Procedure Caret Reviews

Margaret Sowa
Margaret Sowa
Hotel General Manager Brooklyn, NY

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.

Boris Talis
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!