Neural Sensitivity

Written by Mark Brennan

When your nerves are sensitive to normal movement it is referred to as neural sensitivity. It is the type of problem like pain down your arm when you stretch it out or pain down your leg when you stretch it out.

Think of your nerves like rubber bands that usually like movement but when they’re sensitive they don’t like it. They can cause muscles around them to tighten to stop you stretching them and other sensations such as tingling and numbness. Now in the early stages of an injury with nerve sensitivity it is a good thing to protect the nerve and not stretch it out, but, then at the right time, it is important to get it moving again.

So it is important to help the muscles and joints around the nerve to allow the nerve to move freely. Also by doing special nerve mobilizing techniques you can gradually desensitize the nerve and get movement back again, which is very important for the nerve.