Resolving pain can sometimes be a long and difficult process. Part of the complexity of effectively treating it comes from the fact that any innervated tissue in the body, like muscle, fascia, bone, blood vessels, and even nerves themselves, can be the source. On top of that, there are instances when the source of pain no longer stems primarily from tissue damage, but has become one of altered processing in the brain. Additionally, the added stress of sorting through varying professional treatments and opinions can magnify the impact of the original physical discomfort. At Exercise-Intelligence, we aim to reduce the guesswork and frustration by using neurodynamic techniques to target the source of the pain.
Simply put, neurodynamics is the assessment and treatment of the physical health of the nervous system (Butler, 2009). It is the science of the relationship between the mechanics and physiology of the nervous system. The techniques we employ can be very useful in helping to determine whether pain symptoms might have an injured nerve component that is increasing mechanosensitivity (an increased sensitivity to physical pressures) in addition to, or in lieu of, other musculoskeletal issues. Upon instances of nerve injury, neurodynamic techniques can safely and efficiently help restore the proper health and functioning of the damaged nerve to help reduce pain.