Stretching of the peripheral and central nervous system.
By testing, the problem can be identified - whether it is central or peripheral.
By bending and straightening or by lateral flexion of the head, we can affect the central nervous system, on the dura of the spinal cord.
By handling the limbs, we can affect the peripheral nervous system.
By applying both, we can achieve an overall stretch of the nervous system.
For instance, in the case of injury to a nerve at the level of the foramen (the point where the nerve comes out from the spinal cord), the extra connective tissue which is generated because of the trauma puts further pressure on the nerve. The mobilization of neural tissue aims at “broadening” the injury point so that the pressure won’t be always at the same point of the nerve.
The slump test is a diagnostic tool, but it can also be used as a therapy in radiculitis (dilatation of the central and peripheral nervous system).
- medium and ulnar nerve in the upper limbs
- tibial and peroneal nerve in the lower limbs.
- Herniated intervertebral disc
- Nerve palsies
- Spinal cord problems
- Stroke, cerebral palsy
- S. (Multiple sclerosis)