A very important system of the human body is the nervous system. The nervous system is a complex sophisticated network of nerves that regulates body’s activities by carrying messages to and from the brain and spinal cord. Essentially the entire nervous system is a continuous structure and it moves and slides in the body as we move and the movement is related to physiological processes such as blood flow to neurones. Exercises can be used to promote movement of all tissues including the nervous system and to relieve symptoms i.e. improve pain free movement, sciatica, pins & needles or numbness. These exercises are often referred to as neural sliders or flossing. Neural mobilisation techniques help bring back mobility to the neural tissue by using a gentle flossing-like technique aimed to freeing up a specific compromised nerve by its surrounding structures.
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The short video below is an excellent simplistic explanation of upper limb neurodynamics by David Butler a world expert in pain science.