Neuromobilization is a therapeutic technique used in physical therapy to address problems related to the nervous system, particularly in regards to nerve mobility and function. It involves specific movements and manual techniques aimed at promoting the health and mobility of neural structures, such as nerves, nerve roots, and the spinal cord.
The nervous system can be affected by various conditions, injuries, or dysfunctions that lead to nerve entrapment, compression, or irritation. This can result in pain, numbness, tingling, weakness, and limited range of motion. Neuromobilization techniques are designed to alleviate these symptoms by improving nerve mobility and reducing tension upon the nervous system.
During a neuromobilization session, controlled and graded movements are applied to specific parts of the body to gently stretch and mobilize the affected nerves. Neuromobilization can be beneficial for various conditions, such as sciatica, carpal tunnel syndrome, thoracic outlet syndrome, and other nerve-related issues causing tingling, numbness, and weakness.
Benefits of Neuromobilization
Improved nerve mobility
These techniques help improve the gliding and sliding of nerves, reducing adhesions and improving their ability to move freely within their surrounding tissues.
Increased range of motion
Nerves that are restricted in their movement can limit joint mobility. By promoting better nerve mobility, patients may experience improved range of motion in affected areas.
As a non-surgical and non-invasive technique, neuromobilization offers a conservative treatment option for nerve-related issues.
Neuromobilization can alleviate pain caused by nerve compression or irritation. By restoring normal nerve function and reducing tension, patients often experience a reduction in pain symptoms.
Enhanced nerve function
Optimal nerve mobility can enhance the function of the nervous system, improving muscle control and overall movement patterns.