Medical Technologies & Procedures

Percutaneous Neuromodulation Therapy for low back pain

Coverage decision

L&I does not cover PNT. Due to the lack of controlled trials in published literature, the effectiveness of this therapy has not been substantially established.

Percutaneous Neuromodulation Therapy (PNT), also known as percutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (PENS), is a procedure intended to relieve and manage chronic or intractable low back pain (LBP). PNT uses non-implantable needles positioned in the soft tissues or muscles to stimulate peripheral sensory nerves with electricity.

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