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Manipulation Under Anaesthetic (MUA) is a non-invasive procedure that may be recommended by your consultant for chronic back or neck pain when other treatments haven’t worked.

Your Consultation

You will have a consultation with a consultant, during which you can discuss your symptoms, your medical history and ask any questions that you may have.

Your consultant will discuss the procedure with you so you know exactly what to expect. Your consultant may also discuss if any further diagnostic tests may be needed, such as a blood test or scan, with you.We understand that this can be a daunting time so our friendly and caring team will be sure to put you at rest and make your experience with us, as comfortable as possible.

The Procedure

The procedure usually takes 20 minutes and you will be under general anaesthetic (asleep) throughout as this makes the muscles more relaxed which aides the procedure.The consultant will then manipulate your spine, moving it to its full range of motion. They may also inject a local anaesthetic to ease any post-operative pain.

The consultant will then manipulate your spine, moving it to its full range of motion. They may also inject a local anaesthetic to ease any post-operative pain.

Recovery Time

Following the procedure, you will be taken to a recovery room to recuperate until you are ready to go home, once you are fully recovered from the anaesthesia and you will need someone to drive you home as you won’t be able to drive immediately following the procedure.

We offer a multidisciplinary approach to our procedures, so we can offer further care such as physiotherapy, should you need it following your treatment too.

Pain Relief

Your joint may feel sore after the procedure so we will give you pain relief medication while you’re with us and to take home with you.

Spinal Manipulation Under Anaesthetic

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There for you

Our dedicated team will still be there for you during each step of your recovery, even once you have left the hospital if you have any queries or concerns. Our consultants will usually book a follow-up appointment with you before you are discharged from hospital, to see how you are doing.

Whilst it is rare occurrence, surgery does carry a risk of complications. These depend on the type of operation you have as well as a variety of other factors such as your overall general health. During your consultation/s your consultant will discuss the possible risks and complications of having this procedure, and how they may apply to you, and answer any concerns or questions you have.