Nerve flossing exercises (combined with other protocols) can help you to
resolve chronic painful conditions that have not responded to conventional
Over the past few months, I have had patients suffering from a variety of
conditions – such as chronic shoulder pain and sciatic pain – perform nerve
flossing exercises as part of their prescribed home exercise routines. In
just a short period of time, I have seen some amazing results. In most
cases, I have found that that patients are healing faster and are able to
return to work and play sports sooner, as well as enjoying an overall better
quality of life.
About Nerve Entrapments
Most patients think of nerves as individual structures that work to relay information back and forth from our brain and spinal cord, to all of our muscles, joints, organs, and soft-tissue
structures. However, most people do not realize that our nerves are continuous with our spinal cord and brain.
Every movement we make requires our nerves to glide through their surrounding
soft-tissues, to stretch slightly, and to remain under constant tension throughout
our daily activities. When a nerve becomes “trapped” or “pinched” within its
surrounding soft-tissues, we refer to this as a nerve entrapment or entrapment
What are the symptoms of nerve entrapment?
Entrapped nerves typically manifest with: pain, numbness, tingling, and muscle
weakness along the path of the affected nerve.
Nerve entrapments can occur under a variety of circumstances. Some of these
nerve entrapments are mechanical in nature due to compressive forces, while
others are due to irritation of a nerve from repetitive actions, or from the pressures
caused by the inflammation of its surrounding soft-tissues.
Using Nerve Flossing Exercises
Nerve Flossing refers to exercises and/or techniques that help to restore motion
between a nerve and its surrounding soft-tissues. We cannot over-emphasize the
importance of these exercises in the rehabilitation and resolution of nerve
entrapment syndromes. These exercises play an integral role in nerve recovery.
At Kinetic Health we prescribe a number of nerve flossing exercises as part of our
integrated treatment approach to help resolve a patient’s condition. To assist our
patients, we have prepared a number of nerve flossing videos for use with the assigned home exercise routines.
Visit our website at http://www.kinetichealth.ca for more information.