Effectiveness of Integrated Manual Therapy In Vertebrobasilar Insufficiency

Effectiveness of Integrated Manual Therapy In Vertebrobasilar Insufficienc

Authors: Dr. Juanita Soans, Dr. Subhash Khatri

VIMS Health Sci Journal: 2014, 1 (3) | Abstract | pdf PDF Full Article | DOI:

Abstract:

Background: Verteberobasilar insufficiency(VBI) relates to the transient or permanent reduction or cessation of blood supply to the hindbrain through left and right vertebral and basilar artery. Dizziness is the most common manifestation of VBI and may occur as an initial isolated symptom in some patients however dizziness alone is infrequently the presenting sign of VBI. Establishing the diagnosis of VBI is more problematic as symptoms are transient and with time it becomes increasingly unlikely in the absence of associated symptoms. Also, there is hardly any literature available on physiotherapy management of VBI. Every clinical decision is uncertain and the aim is to make the best decision based on probabilities rather than making the best decision.

Objective: To study the effectiveness of integrated manual therapy approach for a patient presenting with VBI

Methodology: The treatment approach consisted of orthopaedic manual therapy, vestibular rehabilitation and exercises for diplopia along with advice for relief of symptoms of neck pain, dizziness, diplopia and headache.

Result: The patient showed improvement in terms of pain on VAS, range of motion, functional performance on neck pain disability index and dizziness handicap inventory.

Conclusion: It can be concluded from the present study that an integrated manual therapy approach is effective in treatment of VBI

Key words: Vertebrobasilar insufficiency(VBI), neck pain, dizziness

 

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