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Manipulation Under Anesthesia

1st Edition

Edited by Robert C. Gordon

CRC Press

324 pages | 105 B/W Illus.

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Spinal manipulation under anesthesia (MUA) is a procedure intended for patients who suffer from musculoskeletal disorders in conjunction with biomechanical dysfunction. Performed using monitored anesthesia care, this technique is overcoming its controversial image and receiving regular use by a great number of practitioners.

Manipulation Under Anesthesia is the first book to present the procedure from a historical perspective to present day use. Focusing on all aspects of MUA technique, the text provides an outline that represents this procedure from a scientific perspective, along with information concerning patient selection criteria, and documentation explaining outcomes from patient procedures. It discusses the protocols and standards by which the procedure should be incorporated into the facilities where it is being performed, features an overview of the generic procedure and policies for documenting results, and addresses the overall use of the procedure from pre-MUA through post-MUA rehabilitation.

With justification for the procedure from both a clinical and patient management standpoint, this unique compilation of information is useful as both a reference and as an educational aid for doctors. It provides the necessary tools for investigating the procedure and incorporating it into any healthcare specialty.


"…the use of algorithms is helpful, and the section on patient selection is also quite useful. A great deal of time went into this, and it shows. I recommend it."

-Doody's Reviews

Table of Contents

Section 1

Introduction to MUA, Robert C. Gordon

An Historical Perspective on MUA, Robert Francis

The Scientific Basis of MUA Basic Spinal Anatomy in Relation to MUA, Robert C. Gordon

Pathobiomechanics of MUA, Robert Francis

The Myofascial Component and Predetermining Factors to Consider in MUA, Anthony B. Morovati

The Pathopysiology of Pain and MUA, James Giordano and Thomas Schultea

The Core of the MUA Procedure: Tissue Injury Repair Sequence and Fibrosis Release with MUA, Robert C. Gordon

Manipulative Energy: High Force vs. Low Force and MUA, Timothy Kersch

Indications and Contraindications for MUA, Robert C. Gordon

MUA Principles and Practice, Robert C. Gordon

Support for MUA: Research and Literature Review, Robert C. Gordon

Evaluation of the MUA Patient, Robert C. Gordon

Anesthesia for Manipulation Under Anesthesia, Anthony Rogers

Pre-Anesthesia Evaluation, Ramona Carter

The Role of the Medical Specialist, Robert Mathews and Matthew Miller

The MUA Procedure, Robert C. Gordon

Post MUA Therapy, Fred Russo

Section 2

Hospital Staff Privileges and Ambulatory Surgical Center Protocols for the Chiropractic Physician, Robert C. Gordon

The Risk/Benefit Ration of the MUA Procedure, Robert C. Gordon

A Case for MUA, Robert C. Gordon

Samples of Forms, Reports and Analysis, Burt Rubin and Robert C. Gordon

Sample 1:……………….Creating an H&P (History and Physical)

Sample 2:……………….Sample OP Report

Sample 3:……………….Sample Discharge Summary

Sample 4:……………….Schematic for Patient Flow

Sample 5:……………….Pain Index and Evaluation Form

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Alternative Medicine
MEDICAL / Anesthesiology
MEDICAL / Orthopedics
MEDICAL / Surgery / General