One of the most widespread diseases of the century - osteochondrosis - has many different complications, among which not least is vertebro-basilar insufficiency. The official name of the disease is the syndrome of the vertebrobasarar arterial system. What does this name mean, what kind of disease is it and what can it threaten us with?
What is vertebro-basilar insufficiency?
Vertebro-basilar insufficiency is a concomitant disease in the osteochondrosis of the cervical spine. Of the general number of diseases of this type, it is distinguished by the fact that in addition to causing pain and discomfort, it leads to a disruption in the supply of the brain with blood, which leads to unfortunate consequences - for example, to a stroke. However, vertebro-basilar insufficiency is well treated by the methods of soft manual therapy and massage.
So, vertebro-basilar insufficiency is called the process of reducing blood flow through the vertebral arteries and, as a result, deterioration of brain nutrition. The basilar artery is located in the lower part of the brain stem, it is into it that two vertebral arteries merge. From the basilar artery, in turn, the branches branch into the brain, which supply the blood of the brain, the occipital lobes and the cerebellum.
As you can see, there are a lot of symptoms and serious symptoms. The frequency of the disease is also high - it is for every third person who has an osteochondrosis of the cervical spine.
Treatment of vertebrobasilar insufficiency
The syndrome of the vertebrobasar arterial system is due to mechanical compression of the vertebral artery either by bones or by muscles. Therefore, to treat this disease with drugs is useless - a pill can neither move the vertebra nor remove the functional block.
Muscular tension can still be removed with medicines, but with the help of manual therapy the result can be achieved much faster, since the methods of such therapy are aimed at restoring the right position of bones and the correct movement of the joints. Manual therapy and massage work with muscles, or more precisely - with the normalization of muscle tone.
So, treatment of vertebro-basilar insufficiency consists in carrying out courses of massage, manual therapy, physiotherapy and therapeutic gymnastics.
After treatment, you must follow simple preventive rules: do daily gymnastics, during the day, take breaks for five minutes every 30 minutes of sedentary work - to walk, stretch, stretch, turn your head and dr. In addition, it is advisable to sleep on an orthopedic pillow.