Pain Neutralization Technique
The pain neutralization technique (PNT) is a manual physical therapy technique that manipulates the soft tissues to turn off nerve-based reflexes to treat chronic pain. A provider familiar with the technique will lightly press on the afflicted area with their fingertips at a reflex point to eliminate the pain.
The technique works by loosening tissues that have tightened due to stress, injury, or other factors. By not just treating the muscles but the nerves as well, PNT addresses the underlying issue that is causing the persistent pain. PNT is different from massage therapy in this way.
At Schneck, we look at a variety of methods to manage pain and address each patient’s unique needs individually. If you or a loved one suffers from chronic pain and have not found relief, reach out to our team.