Do you floss...your nerves? Neural mobilization (NM, colloquially called "nerve flossing") involves the application of tensioning and/or sliding forces to peripheral nerves with the purpose of improving flexibility and neural excursion, which has been shown to bring about a reduction of pain.  NM is thought to improve nerve dysfunction by stimulating the nerve’s blood supply, improving axoplasmic flow, and releasing scar tissue between the nerve and surrounding tissues. This week's Research Review summarizes a recent systematic review on nerve flossing techniques in the lower extremities...LOG IN OR SUBSCRIBE TO READ THE FULL REVIEW!
 
Effects of Lower Body Neural Mobilization