I recently gave a lecture, regarding adverse neural tissue tension (ANTT). With frequency of our nervous system contributing to pain, mobility/strength impairments, and overall functional deficits, I thought it would be an excellent topic to review. One of the recurring themes I talked about was how musculoskeletal injuries typically have a short time-frame for pain. Prolonged and residual pain can be secondary to neural tension and underlying non-painful neural tension can increase the likelihood of a distal entrapment. The message is that we should always assess the neural system in our examinations as a potential contributing factor. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask.