Nerve tissue can sometimes be injured as a result of compression or trauma. Nerve injury can lead to scar tissue formation and pain. Neural mobilization is a treatment that is focused on helping restore the integrity of the nerve tissue and reducing the scar-tissue build-up by gently moving the body through certain positions to help “floss” the nerve. Much like physiotherapeutic exercises in the section above, neural mobilization will also be assigned for the patient to complete at home as prescribed.
“Multidisciplinary approaches including physical therapy should be implemented to provide long-term improvement in pain and functional status in the treatment of non-specific chronic low back pain.”
“The results provided high level evidence that therapeutic exercise was beneficial for patients across broad areas of physiotherapy practice, including people with conditions such as multiple sclerosis, osteoarthritis of the knee, chronic low back pain, coronary heart disease, chronic heart failure, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Therapeutic exercise was more likely to be effective if it was relatively intense and there were indications that more targeted and individualised exercise programs might be more beneficial than standardised programs. There were few adverse events reported.”
“Combining manual therapy with exercise produced greater benefits for patients suffering with non-specific neck pain as opposed to either manual therapy or exercise alone.”