Perineural Injection Therapy (PIT)
Also known as Perineural Subcutaneous Injections (PNSI)
Restore normal function in nerves responsible for pain and degeneration
Why does PIT work?
A combination of safe and natural nerve calming components are used to heal chronic pain responsible for aching, burning, tingling, or sharp pain.
How does PIT stop chronic pain?
Acute injury leads to inflammation. The inflammatory agents can cause the surrounding nerves to become hypersensitized and chronically irritated. Treating the nerve with a calming solution allows the painful nerve to reset and the cycle of pain to stop.
What is the science behind the process?
Hypersensitivity of C nerve fibers cause chronic pain responsible for aches, burns, tingling, and sharp pain. This creates a pain cycle due to production of damaging proteins even after the initial injury heals. PIT injections stop the cycle of pain by turning off nerve sensitivity and release of damaging proteins. This reset allows the body to restore proper balance and communication between the nerves and brain.
What to expect?
The painful area and responsible nerve(s) are identified and marked. The skin surface is cleansed. Near nerve injections are performed with the goal of immediate reduction in pain. A standard course of perineural subcutaneous injections is 4-6 sessions spaced 1-3 weeks apart.
What is in the PIT solution?
The most common natural agents include dextrose, mannitol, or glycerin.
What are the risks with PIT?
Anytime a needle is placed in the body, there is a risk of infection, bleeding, and nerve irritation. These risks are very rare due to the antiseptic measures and the use of very thin needles. Numerous measures are taken to limit all risks.