vertebrobasilar insufficiency

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.

Symptoms of



  • Dizziness. In severe cases, accompanied by nausea, vomiting. Occurs after a prolonged location of the neck in the wrong position or with a sudden strong extension of the head. By the way, as the test for this disease is used the maximum extension of the head.

  • Hearing impairment. It manifests itself in the form of noise in the ears - whistling, squeaking, surf noise, buzzing. This symptom indicates serious changes, therefore, in cases of such a noise in the ears, it is urgent to begin treatment.

  • Visual impairment - for example, fog in the eyes, doubling of objects or dark dots. The danger is that people become accustomed to blurred vision and stop noticing it, but remember only after a massage course, when it disappears.

  • Occipital headache.

  • Weakness, loss of strength, fatigue.

  • Emotional and vegetative lability: frequent mood changes, anger, increased irritability or vice versa - tearfulness, as well as tides of sudden sweating, frequent palpitations.

  • Violation of memory, attention, ability to concentrate. In children with such symptoms, vertebrobasilar insufficiency occurs as a result of a birth injury to the cervical spine.


  • 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.