The Houston Headache Institute is the only headache specialist team with the skills and insight to provide NPT to patients in the Houston area. NPT is a powerful, straightforward treatment that can produce noticeable results in just minutes. NPT operates on very simple principles, targeting nerves that can cause headache pain. A low-dose dextrose solution is introduced into the body through perineural injection – that is, injection near the site of a damaged or “entrapped” nerve. Nerves become entrapped due to physical compression, moving them out of their natural position and alignment. Perineural therapy leverages the unique properties of dextrose. This is a natural, simple sugar that is used by the brain as a principal energy source. No matter what you eat or drink, the nerves regularly demand dextrose and function optimally only when it is available. By introducing this substance in a targeted way, it becomes possible to reduce inflammation and enhance nerve function. This helps to “reset” nerves that may have become trapped in a sort of feedback loop, consistently sending pain signals to the brain when little stimulus is present.