When someone experiences an episode of pain, the nerve cells that send pain signals become “hypersensitive.” These oversensitive signals can linger even after the injury has healed which can lead to repeated episodes of pain even without a reoccurring injury.
PNT is a type of electrical stimulation therapy used to treat back pain. PNT inserts thin needles into the deep tissues in the area of the spine being treated. The placement of electrodes and electrical stimulation can help soothe the hyperactive nerves.
The great thing about PNTs is that the treatment is a non-invasive procedure that can treat pain in the early stages. This can be used as a step to prevent more serious, long-term pain. The benefits of PNT can be increased activity levels, improved quality of sleep and less medication needed.
The procedure starts with 10 electrodes on light adhesive strips on the area of the back being treated. The strips contain needles that are three times thinner than a human hair. These needles are inserted into the skin. A physician will then administer electrical stimulation through the needles. The procedure is generally painless and rarely has side effects. Several sessions may be needed to be effective.
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