To begin any herniated disc treatment, we need to start by understanding the injury’s entire physical therapy mechanism. But is a simple, one-sided approach enough? We provide physical therapy services to people of all ages from children to the elderly with many different types of health concerns at our Beverly physiotherapy clinic. Did you know that Neural Mobilization in herniated discs can be a transformative choice? Keep reading to understand!
Neural mobilization in herniated disc: what is it?
Neural Mobilization is a little-known technique among physical therapy that focuses on treating disorders of the nervous tissue’s biomechanics.
Many comparative studies have been carried out to measure conventional physiotherapy’s results versus the associative use of Neural Mobilization in herniated discs, low back pain and repetitive strain injuries, demonstrating that the technique reduces the patient’s rehabilitation time.
Neural Mobilization’s handling restores the concept of “neurodynamic” of the nervous system, a union between anatomy and functionality. This gives the patient an increased range of motion, decreased pain and agility in returning to daily living activities.
However, when we go deeper into neurodynamic, we identify that some factors lead to incalculable, constant and dispersed pain due to neurological dysfunctions. The main aspects are:
- The lack of movement;
- And the population’s difficulty in performing physical exercises due to the lack of injury prevention culture.
With this new approach, it is learned that not only the articular, muscular, facet or interconnected structures can cause injury. In fact, any change in nerve tissues’ biomechanics can create problems for the patient, making it necessary for the physiotherapist to evaluate and treat this system.
The effects of neural mobilization
Neural Mobilization in herniated discs was especially effective in treating cases in which the region affected was the lumbar region, as it reduced the patients’ painful symptoms and decreased their functional incapacity.
In rehabilitation, unilateral approaches are the main cause of treatment failure. No technique, method or resource is capable, in itself, of conferring the excellence of service. Therefore, investing in a career and expanding knowledge is a need that professionals in the movement must recognize.
This new look at neural biomechanics makes us reflect on how much we may demand a body structure while the dysfunction is present in another region.
We may be forcing muscle stretching, using techniques to promote its increase, and at the same time, be promoting the increase in neural tension.
Therefore, there is an urgent need for a new view of physiotherapists given the impairment of the nervous system in injuries and a new posture in the assessment and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders.
Many patients seek the Pilates Method with pathologies that involve nerve roots. In most cases, individuals have a history of pain that shows us many signs of adverse tension. Can we not begin to move forward in the search for comprehensive techniques to improve the patient’s condition?
The universe that I invite you to enter will place manual therapy combined with orthopedics work, but with the entire support base supported by neurology knowledge. Using Neural Mobilization in herniated discs will be transformative for the treatment of your patients.
Understand that the joints, muscles and fasciae are all interconnected to the nervous system and even to its commands, as stated by the mentor of the technique called Neural Mobilization.