Percutaneous Neuromodulation Therapy (PNT)
Research has demonstrated that a single episode of back pain can cause nerve cells that transmit pain to become "hypersensitive". This hypersensitivity may persist after the original injury has healed. Electrical stimulation applied to the deep tissues in the back can help provide relief for some forms of chronic pain. The application of PNT uses very fine needles that are placed into the deep tissues of the spine in the area of pain. The application of electrical stimulation through carefully positioned needles may help reduce pain. The therapeutic mechanisms may be similar to that which occurs with TENS, PNS or electroacupuncture.