Some Movements In Manipulation Under Anesthesia Procedure
. Gentle axial traction is used in several places in the cervical spine(neck) before manipulation of the vertebral segments.
. Straight leg raises using progressive linear force allows for gentle stretching of tight hamstring muscles.
. Single knee/hip stretches single out tightened pelvic muscles that help with return of lower back flexibility.
. Lower back stretches help alter accumulated adhesions around the discs, joints, joint capsules and surrounding soft tissues (muscles).
. Manipulative therapy is much easier to perform when adhesions that cause chronic joint fixations are altered using stretching while the patient is in restful twilight sleep (conscious sedation).