Introduction to Pilates for People with Spinal Fusions
Focus Exercise Video SF: Neural Glides for the Lower Extremities
This video is one of the focus exercises for the week. Try to repeat it 2-3 times before our next class together.
Neural glides are also known as neural flossing. Some people with spinal fusions experience neural tension in the low back and down the legs. Neural tension arises when the nerves are unable to slide effectively within their surrounding sheaths and through the surrounding tissue. Neural tension can be associated with sensations such as tingling, numbness, sharp shooting pain, itchiness, wetness, electricity, fire, pulling, and tension.
Sometimes, neural glides help assist the nerves in their sliding action within the sheaths and through the surrounding tissue. You can imagine little kids playing on slip and slides during this exercise. Your nerves are the kids sliding and gliding!
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