On the day of the MUA/MUJA, the patient must be accompanied by a friend or family member to drive the patient home after the procedure. No patient will be allowed to drive following this procedure.
The patient then confers with the anesthesiologist, is gowned and the sedative - usually Diprivan and/or Versed, and sometimes Fentanyl - are administered to achieve the comfortable sleep that makes treatment possible.
MUA/MUJA begins with specialized stretching and adjustment techniques that are used in the spine segments affected. Specialized interventional procedures are performed as necessary for MUJA.