Neural mobilization work frees the very specific paths of your nerves, which reduces pain signals and allows your muscles and joints to relax and move freely. Nerves, like all tissues in the body, are encapsulated in connective tissue that differentiates them from surrounding structures. In response to inflammation or chronic holding patterns, these neural sheaths develop adhesions that make them stick to their surroundings. When healthy, nerves can slide in their designated pathways as you move. But when adhesions develop, nerves can’t slide fully when you move; you experience pain, and the body restricts its movements so as to not irritate the nerve. Neural mobilization relieves pain, reduces tension, and allows more freedom of movement.