Hey everybody, it’s jo! today we’re going to talk about neural glides or neural flossing. That is to get your nerves moving if you’ve had damage to them, if you’ve had surgery and maybe have some scar tissue around them. So let’s get to it. You probably were wondering why I was making funny faces just a minute ago. You have three different nerves main nerves in your arm, which is your ulnar nerve, your median nerve, and your radial nerve. So with your ulnar nerve, to stretch that one out, you’re gonna put your pointer finger.
And your thumb together making an okay sign. you want to flip it up and come back down. Some people are only going to be able to get to about right here before they feel that stretch in the nerve on the outer part of their arm. So if you can only get to here, that’s fine. You can do that, and do that about 10 times. Then eventually you are going to go a little bit further, coming up and down. And hopefully you will be able to get all the way up so you can make bird man face. Alright, the next one is your median nerve.
That one is in the middle. you can put your arm straight out to the side, and you want your palm to be up. You’re going to keep your fingers as straight as you can, and then move at your wrist bringing your fingers down. Now some people going just straight down will be enough stretch. If that’s not enough stretch for you, then you can take your head and to the opposite shoulder, and go down and up. Same thing, just do about 10 of these at a time because if you do too many, you can also irritate the nerve. Now if you get 10 of these.
And you still don’t feel a stretch, you can take it back a little, turn your head, and then stretch. Little pause at the end, and come on back up. The last one is going to be your radial nerve on top because it’s rad. You’re going to put your arm out again, but now you are going to put your hand and palm down, and repeat the same way, going down and up. If that’s not enough for you, then you can turn your head to the side, and go down and up. If that’s still not enough, go back just a little bit, and go down and up.
The last thing i am going to show you is actually doing some neural glides in your leg. a lot of people will do this for their sciatic nerve. So I’m going to hop up here and show you. So if you’ve been diagnosed with nerve damage in your leg, you’re going to want to sit up in a chair or on your couch, just where you are comfortable. Now stick out your leg, and pull your toes toward you. Now some people might feel a pull as soon as the pull their toes towards them. If you feel a pull with that, then you’re just going to point your.
Toes and and flex your toes back and forth. that’s moving that nerve up and down. it’s gliding it back and forth. If that’s not enough, then you’re going to slump your back down, pull your chin towards your chest and then do the same thing. Pulling your toes towards you and pointing away from you. It’s simple as that. Make sure you just do about 10 to start off with because you don’t want to irritate those nerves. Those were the exercises for neural flossing or neural glides. And remember to just start off with about 10 or so, and.
2Minute Neuroscience Divisions of the Nervous System
Welcome to 2 minute neuroscience, where i simplistically explain neuroscience topics in 2 minutes or less. In this installment I will discuss the divisions of the nervous system. There are two major divisions of the nervous system. The first is the central nervous system, which is made up of the brain and the spinal cord. The second is the peripheral nervous system, which consists of nerves that run throughout the body.
The peripheral nervous system itself is made up of two subdivisions. the first is the somatic nervous system, which contains nerves that carry sensory signals from the body to the central nervous system and nerves that carry motor signals from the central nervous system to skeletal muscles. The somatic nervous system is associated with voluntary movement. When you clicked on this tutorial to play it, the signal to depress your finger was sent from your brain to your finger via the somatic nervous system.
The second division of the peripheral nervous system is the autonomic nervous system. the autonomic nervous system is sometimes called the involuntary nervous system, and it is involved in regulating the internal environment of the body. It carries signals from internal organs to the central nervous system and from the central nervous system to the internal organs. In this way, it is involved in regulating things like digestion and heartbeat, which are generally outside the realm of conscious control.
The autonomic nervous system can be further subdivided into sympathetic and parasympathetic nerve fibers. The sympathetic nervous system plays a large role in stimulating and mobilizing energy resources, while the parasympathetic nervous system acts to conserve energy. For example, if you are in a frightening situation, the sympathetic nervous system will cause your heart rate to increase, your blood pressure to increase, and your sweat glands to be stimulated. If you are eating a meal, however, and are not frightened, your parasympathetic nervous.