Description: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.