Pain Neutralization Technique (PNT)

PainPain Neutralization Technique (PNT) is a drug-free, non-invasive technique for Eliminating  pain and restoring function  developed by Dr. Steven Kaufman, DC, LAc. from Denver Colorado. The technique involves gentle tissue manipulation(touch) to “turn off” the nerve-based reflexes that perpetuate trigger points and muscle pain, and is proving to be particularly effective in the treatment of chronic pain. PNT uses no patient medicines, no supplements, only hands, and is not invasive in any way. PNT literally ” turns off” pain signals to any given area of the body!

The technique is based on the Clasp Knife Reflex (also called Golgi Tendon Organ Reflex), which is a defensive action protecting our muscles from injury. PNT gently uses a specific stimulation, accurate positioning, and light pressure by hand to activate the clasp knife reflex(reflex point). Once the correct activation is applied the muscle relaxes and tenderness of the trigger point is relieved. Pain gone!

Pain Neutralization Technique does not use mechanical force for treatment, and is quite different from other procedures for treating trigger points which usually involve some amount of pain during treatment such as deep tissue massage. Light pressure with the finger tips is all that is needed. There is little to no discomfort during the procedure. In fact, many fall asleep during treatment.

What are trigger points?

Trigger points are tiny knots that develop in a muscle when it is overworked or injured. The knots are tight bands of muscle or contraction knots in the muscle tissue. They often feel like nodules and are painful when pressed.

PNT can be therapeutic for these conditions, and more:

• Neck pain
• Low back pain
• Headache/Migraine
• Fibromyalgia
• Jaw Pain (TMJ)/Dental Pain
• Frozen shoulder
• Sciatica
• Hip/Knee Pain
• Post surgical and non pathological pain any where in the body
• Cervical and lumbar disc syndrome
• High Blood Pressure

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