PIT

Perineural Injection Treatment (PIT)

A safe and effective treatment for persistent pain first conceived by Dr. John Lyftogt.

Please visit his website at www.lyftogtmed.com

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This  treatment, first discovered and later significantly developed by Dr. John Lyftogt  (pronounced  “Liftoff”) consists of a series of small injections immediately under the skin targeting painful areas where the nerves are sensitive, with simple and natural substances. The substance Dr. Lyftogt uses is a buffered D5W (dextrose 5% in sterile water) with a neutral pH of 7.4.

The substance used is Dextrose 5% and sterile water with a neutral pH of 7.4.  P.I.T. involves first making an accurate diagnosis of the cause of pain, which is usually due to an injured or non-healing sensory nerve causing pain and inflammation.  Every treatment aims to extinguish the pain.  After the first treatment pain relief may last for a period of four hours to four days.  Repeated treatments (6-8 sessions) usually done weekly, result in gradual reduction of the overall pain, with the aim of complete resolution – a zero pains score – and allow return of full function. Success rates vary between 80%-100% depending on the condition.  For most conditions recurrence is unlikely unless re-injury occurs.

The treatment is extremely safe; D5W is used as an IV solution in hospitals worldwide. Being mostly a subcutaneous treatment, and using only a half-inch needle, harm is minimised.  There may be some bruising. No allergic reactions have yet been observed.  Infection is extremely rare, calculated at about 1 in 300,000 injections. The only adverse reactions reported are temporary histamine induced welts at injection sites and extremely rare corn allergies. There are no reported issues of dependency.