May 17

Lyftogt Perineurial Injection Treatment (P.I.T.): Interview with Dr. Steven Sampson

This treatment, first discovered and later further developed by Dr. John Lyftogt, MD, New Zealand, consists of a series of small volume injections of D5W subcutaneously targeting painful superficial nerves (neurogenic pain). D5W (dextrose 5% in sterile water) has a strong safety profile and is used in hospitals for varying indications worldwide. P.I.T. may be an effective treatment for painful conditions due to sport and occupation or other chronic non-malignant pain related issues. It involves first making an accurate diagnosis of the...

Feb 24

TOBI 2017 Faculty John Lyftogt, MD Publishes on Injections of Dextrose for Chronic Back Pain

TOBI 2017 Workshop and Live Model Lab Director John Lyftogt, MD, along with 2017 Speaker David Rabago, MD, and Faculty member Liza Smigel, MD, recently published a new poster in PM&R on caudal dextrose injections for chronic back pain. Dr. Lyftogt, the founder of Perineural Injection Treatment (PIT) will lead the TOBI 2017 PIT Workshop and Live Model Lab. The purpose of this study was to assess short and long-term effects on pain and function following caudal epidural injection of 5%...