An old therapy is new again… It’s called ‘manipulation under anesthesia,’ or MUA. The therapy is for those in chronic pain with limited range of motion, who have not found relief from other therapies. MUA originated in the 1930’s, but eventually lost favor with the medical establishment. Now it’s back, with improved techniques that are making a difference for patients. MUA places people under sedation so the body can be adjusted and manipulated, and soft tissue stretched. Often, scar tissue is broken up, range of motion increases, and pain is reduced.