Perineural Injection Therapy (PIT) Helps Chronic Nerve Pain?

Patient describes her experience with chronic nerve pain and Carolinas Pain Center providing Perineural Injection Therapy (PIT).


What is Perineural Injection Therapy (PIT)? 

 Perineural Injection Therapy (PIT) is a safe and proven, effective treatment for patients dealing with chronic nerve pain. Moreover, chronic nerve pain is often due to trauma, arthritis, sports, overuse, occupational, and surgical injuries.  Perineural injection therapy treats inflamed and injured nerves. 

That is to say, Perineural injection therapy is a 5% dextrose (glucose) solution that is injected near superficial nerves. The superficial nerves communicate with the deeper nerves and muscles and therefore by treating the superficial nerves, PIT treats the entire muscular-neuro-vascular bundle. 

 What does Perineural Injection Therapy (PIT) help? 

 So, if you actually hadn’t heard of this type of injection therapy before you are not alone. It’s a new procedure that Trevor has been doing at Carolinas Pain Center in Huntersville, NC. He has helped patients over the past year and a half.  Perineural Injection Therapy (PIT) is to help with chronic nerve pain. We spoke with a patient receiving this care, watch video on Carolinas Pain Center YouTube Channel, this what she had to say about chronic nerve pain.  

 “I’m actually a nurse and I blew out two discs lifting a 400-pound patient, probably 10 years ago now. I have had a two-level fusion and discectomy. I have an implanted spinal cord stimulator that were done up in New England where I used to live. Literally I had been on a ton of opioids and for years and years and was in and out of work trying therapies, every epidural type injection and then I moved down here. Trevor happened to mention that he was going to get certified in it for a few patients. I was lucky enough to try it; Literally I am off all opioids and I’m back to work full time, like it has been a complete turnaround!” 

In conclusion, contact Carolinas Pain Center in Charlotte, NC and Huntersville, NC if you are diagnosed with Chronic Nerve Pain. Above all, if you have questions about pain you are feeling from an injury, Carolinas Pain Center has a group of providers and Pain Specialists ready to help you relieve your pain.  

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Perineural Injection Therapy (PIT or Lyftogt Technique) Written by Henry A. Stiene, M.D.  

Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2017 Nov; 2017(11): CD011770. Published online 2017 Nov 9. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD011770.pub2, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6486015/ 

Pain Rep. 2021 Jul-Aug; 6(2): e945.Published online 2021 Jul 13. doi: 10.1097/PR9.0000000000000945, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8280075/ [/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”20624″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” onclick=”custom_link” link=”https://www.carolinaspaincenter.com/category/chronic-pain/”][vc_column_text]

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