Sunday, February 19, 2017

Mobility Monday: Spinal Cord and Sciatic Nerve Flossing

We don't focus a lot on true static stretching when it comes to helping increase mobility and while this post goes down that direction a little bit we still aren't jumping into full static stretching. 

We are introducing 'nerve flossing' in this Mobility Monday.  To start off we are looking at the spinal cord and sciatic nerve and how to mobilize them through your muscle tissue to help out with potential symptoms.  When you combine this with your mobility work and creating great ranges of motion in your hips and low back you can get a lot of relief you might have been missing.

Careful when you do it to make sure you don't irritate the nerve.  Quick on and quick off to mobilize but not overstretch.

Things It Helps:
-Low back pain
-Upper hamstring/glute pain
-Burning/Tingling down the leg

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