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