We all know that our joints and muscles move in our body but did you know your nerve tissue also needs to move freely? Your nervous system is a single continuous structure, and it moves and glides in the body as we move around in our daily routine. When a nerve becomes “stuck”, we get nerve pain. Nerve pain is often described as a shooting, electric shock sensation but can also be numbness and tingling or muscle weakness. Sounds familiar?
Neurodynamic Mobilisation is one of the most effective therapies used to treat nerve pain. Nerve pain is usually associated with conditions such as a slipped disc, sciatica, or carpal tunnel syndrome. While the technique has demonstrated to deliver remarkable results, the outcomes of the therapy are heavily dependent on the practitioner’s knowledge of both normal and abnormal anatomy, the natural progression of the condition, as well as its symptom variability. Therefore, it is important to choose a practitioner proficient in providing the treatment.
Don’t forget, excessive stretching of the involved nerve can actually cause permanent damage to your nerve!
Dry Needling uses small sterile filiform needles that are inserted directly into myofascial trigger points to affect a physiologic change!
Frequently Asked Questions
This technique is developed specifically to treat nerve pain and it does so by helping nerves glide more freely between adjacent tissues. The manoeuvre associated with this method is also known as neural tensioning or flossing.
Before the start of your treatment, your practitioner will perform a full and comprehensive assessment to determine the cause of your nerve pain. In order for the therapy to be successful, your practitioner will need to determine the nerves affected and the exact location of the entrapment. Once the structures involved are identified, your chiropractor will be able to develop a treatment plan to quickly normalise your movement and provide you with pain relief. You may expect to see improvement in your symptom from as early as the first visit!
Neurodynamic mobilisation is suitable for people with the following conditions:
- Neck or Back Pain from Slipped Disc, Spinal Degeneration Disease, or Foraminal Encroachment
- Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Pinched Nerve
If you do not have a current diagnosis or are unsure if Neurodynamic Mobilisation is suitable for you, book in with us for an initial consultation and we will take good care of you.