MUA (Manipulation Under Anesthesia:
Dr. Skurka is now performing a new treatment option for the first time
on Long Island for the Chronic Pain Patient called MUA (Manipulation
Under Anesthesia). This procedure will be performed at the Long Island
Surgicenter in Melville, New York.
Manipulation Under Anesthesia (MUA) -
What is MUA?
Manipulation under anesthesia is a technique that originated in the
1930’s where patients are placed in "twilight" sedation so that the
spine can be adjusted and the soft tissue stretched when the patient is
in a more relaxed state. MUA is now available at the Skurka Chiropractic
Centers and will be performed for the first time on Long Island by Dr.
Christopher D. Skurka, for the chronic pain suffers. There are some
patients whose acute condition may warrant MUA, but the overwhelming
majority of patients who choose MUA as a treatment option are those with
chronic pain that have been unresponsive to conventional treatment.
Who is the MUA patient?
Patients whose chronic pain is due to one of the following sources is a
MUA candidate: (partial list)
• Fixed articulations from adhesion syndrome
• Herniated disc w/out fragment
• Bulging disc
• Protruded disc
• Failed back surgery
• Fibromyalgia patients
• Chronic sprain/strain
• Unresponsive muscle contracture
• Chronic neuromusculoskeletal conditions
Where is MUA performed?
Dr. Christopher D. Skurka’s patients will have their MUA procedures
performed at the Long Island Surgicenter in Melville, Long Island. Once
it is determined that you are a MUA candidate , medical clearance will
be arranged by the Skurka Chiropractic Centers, than the MUA will be
scheduled at the Surgicenter.
Treatment after your MUA:
The treatment after your MUA is extremely important to your recovery.
Dr. Christopher D. Skurka and his staff will arrange for the treatment
after your MUA at either one of his centers or at your
chiropractor/healthcare provider in your area. Our treatment goal with
this procedure is to have you return to a pain free lifestyle. We, at
the Skurka Chiropractic Centers are dedicated to doing whatever possible
to achieve this goal.
Is MUA covered by my insurance?
MUA is not an experimental procedure and it is covered by most insurance
For more information or to make an
appointment for a consultation please contact Dominica at the Skurka
Chiropractic Center’s Islip office at 631-859-3420.