When is spinal manipulation under anesthesia performed?

Ask a Chiropractor. This procedure tends to be done under the care of a chiropractor. It is not a usual procedure for either neurosurgeons or orthopedic surgeons.

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How successful is spinal manipulation under anesthesia?

Spinal MUA. This is typically done by chiropractors - so i really do not know. Except to point out that physicians do not believe in this. Read more...
Jury is out. The use of spinal manipulation under anesthesia ids done by chiropractors. It has not been verified by independent studies. I would check the MRI or ct used to make this decision with an md before proceeding. Read more...

How dangerous are spinal manipulation under anesthesia?

MUA. This can be quite dangerous. Always check with your pcp about having this. At any rate good centers will always have an anesthesiologist and an internist or pcp in the facility as well. Read more...
Minimal risk. Because you are relaxed the force needed to manipulate the spine is far less than without sedation. Overall the risk is very minimal. Read more...
Jury is out. Once you have been relaxed under general anesthesia you cannot stop or halt any damage to your skeletal system. This means if the chiropractor pushes too hard you will not be able to stop them i would discuss any MRI or ct showing the "need" for this with another md. Read more...