Quite often I get friends or family members reaching out for a quick stretch or exercise for pain that’s recently cropped up. Recently a friend reached out as he was struggling with back pain and this nerve floss helped him to get back onto track and relieve symptoms.
What is Nerve Flossing?
Nerve glides, also known as nerve flossing, are exercises that are used to help alleviate pain and discomfort caused by compressed or irritated nerves. These exercises involve gently moving the affected nerve in different directions through its full range of motion. This helps “loosen up” any restrictions that may be causing the compression. It can help to reduce pain and improve the function of the affected nerve.
Sciatic & Lower Back Pain
Sciatic pain is a type of pain that occurs along the sciatic nerve, which is the largest nerve in the body. The sciatic nerve runs from the lower back, through the hips and buttocks, and down each leg. Sciatic pain can manifest as a sharp or burning sensation in the lower back, hips, and legs, and can sometimes be accompanied by numbness or weakness in the affected areas. It is often caused by a herniated disc, spinal stenosis, or degenerative disc disease, which can compress or irritate the sciatic nerve.
The femoral nerve is a large nerve that originates in the lower lumbar and upper sacral regions of the spinal cord and runs down the thigh. It provides motor and sensory innervation to several muscles in the thigh, including the quadriceps femoris muscle, and also provides sensation to the front of the thigh and the medial leg.
Here’s one of my favorite nerve glides, a simple sciatic and femoral nerve floss.
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