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Taylor Chiropractic Center

Dr. Lauri Taylor, DC

517A Newman Springs Rd ~ Lincroft, NJ  07738  --  New Location

732-219-5356 telephone ~ 732-219-6656 fax

908-670-3222 ~ animal chiropractitioner

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MUA - Manipulation Under Anesthesia

VOM - Veterinary Orthopedic Manipulation



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A non-invasive treatment, outpatient procedure for the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions.

Manipulation Under Anesthesia (MUA)

MUA is generally used prior to surgical intervention and is often an alternative to surgery.  By reducing adhesions and scar tissue that occurs as a result of injury, normal movement can be re-establishing.  The manipulation under anesthesia increases mobility of the joint.

Manipulation under anesthesia, or twilight sedation, has been performed since the late 1930's.  It is not new and is not experimental.  many years ago the osteopathic doctors used to perform MUA and it was more of an in-hospital procedure.  The patient was put to sleep with sodium pentothal and the procedure lasted anywhere from thirty minutes to an hour.  Obviously their procedure was quite taxing on the body, and the patient usually was very sore afterwards, kept in the hospital for two to three days.  Today, with the highly sophisticated skills of the chiropractic physician, and the newer short acting sedative hypnotic medications, we are able to take patients into the operative area in both hospitals and ambulatory surgical centers to do wonders for chronic musculoskeletal pain.

The procedure is now done in small increments over two to three days and the patient goes home and to the office the same day.  The medications are so mild that much of the standard concerns for anesthesia are non-existent.  The anesthesia is administered by certified anesthesiologists.  This is called conscious sedation because the patient is simply in a state of relaxation.  This is the reason that the procedure works so well.  It is also why we can't get this procedure completed in the standard office environment.



The majority of health problems experienced in your lifetime will be caused by or aggravated by stress.  Common stress-related ailments are headaches, muscle tension, digestive distress, insomnia, fatigue, and various pains of unknown origin. Stress can be physical, chemical, or emotional in origin.  Examples are falls, strains, improper sleep or diet, excessive sugar or preservatives, and emotional strain.  These stresses can adversely effect your health.  During stressful situations, your body produces enough adrenaline to get through the situation.  Adrenaline causes your heart to beat faster which increases your blood flow.  Your digestive abilities decrease while your muscles tighten in preparation to fight.  Excessive stress can cause muscle weakness and imbalance, spinal misalignments and nerve impingements.  This can hinder your body's ability to function and produce adrenaline.  The easiest way to handle stress is to exercise regularly, avoid high sugar and high fat foods, have a positive attitude, and get chiropractic adjustments regularly to keep your nervous system in shape.



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