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Treatment of Cervical Dystonia

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Cost for treatment

Diagnostics of cervical dystonia
1531.2
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) in cervical dystonia
25031.64
Surgical treatment of cervical dystonia
12059.94

Beta Klinik Bonn

9.7/10
location_onGermany, Bonn

Department of Neurology and Epileptology

Beta Klinik is a modern hospital which consists of 30 specialized departments. The hospital is equipped with the state-of-the-art equipment of the university level. The operating rooms, an intensive care unit and the rehabilitation center correspond to the highest standards. It also concerns highly qualified physicians of the ho
Diagnostics of cervical dystonia
4679.9
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) in cervical dystonia
67274.94
Surgical treatment of cervical dystonia
33452.08

University Hospital Ulm

8.7/10
location_onGermany, Ulm

Department of Neurology

The University Hospital Ulm started its activities 35 years ago and during this time it has become one of the most prestigious medical institutions in Europe. The hospital is famous for its numerous discoveries and the world-class achievements in medicine and pharmaceuticals. The medical facility has 29 specialized departments a
Diagnostics of cervical dystonia
4805.18
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) in cervical dystonia
63196.38
Surgical treatment of cervical dystonia
30734.2

Bundeswehr Hospital Berlin

10/10
location_onGermany, Berlin

Department of Neurology and Epileptology

The Bundeswehr Hospital Berlin enjoys a reputation as one of the leading medical facilities in Germany, where patients receive top-class medical care corresponding to the high standards of European university medicine. The medical center is an academic hospital of the Charite University Hospital Berlin – the largest and th
Diagnostics of cervical dystonia
4153.3 help3653.3
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) in cervical dystonia
53847.36
Surgical treatment of cervical dystonia
27033.22

Charite University Hospital Berlin

9/10
location_onGermany, Berlin

Department of Neurology

According to the authoritative Focus magazine, the Charite University Hospital Berlin occupies the first place in the rating of the top German medical facilities! The hospital is one of the largest and leading university medical complexes in Europe. The hospital in Germany provides modern diagnostics and treatment of patients, a
Diagnostics of cervical dystonia
6586.94
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) in cervical dystonia
92579.76
Surgical treatment of cervical dystonia
45146.62

University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

10/10
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of Neurology

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich is regularly ranked among the best medical institutions in Germany! The hospital is the largest multidisciplinary medical facility, as well as a leading research and training center in Germany and Europe. The hospital is proud of i
Diagnostics of cervical dystonia
5168.84
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) in cervical dystonia
66526.74
Surgical treatment of cervical dystonia
33246.76

University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden

9.1/10
location_onGermany, Dresden

Department of Neurology and Epileptology

According to the reputable Focus magazine, the University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden ranks among the top five German hospitals! The hospital is the benchmark for modern high-quality medicine. Positioning itself as a maximum care medical facility, the hospital represents all medical fields. There are 26 specialized depart
Diagnostics of cervical dystonia
5946.62
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) in cervical dystonia
79950.84
Surgical treatment of cervical dystonia
38993.98

University Hospital Frankfurt am Main

10/10
location_onGermany, Frankfurt am Main

Department of Neurology

According to the reputable Focus magazine, the University Hospital Frankfurt am Main ranks among the top German medical facilities! The hospital was founded in 1914 and today is a well-known German medical facility, which combines rich traditions and scientific innovations. A medical team of more than 6,500 employees cares about
Diagnostics of cervical dystonia
4525.04
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) in cervical dystonia
58106.88
Surgical treatment of cervical dystonia
28708.84

University Hospital Muenster

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Muenster

Department of General Neurology

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital Muenster ranks among the top German hospitals! The hospital belongs to the most prestigious medical institutions in Germany. The hospital is distinguished by a high professionalism of its doctors, state-of-the-art technological equipment and the availability of the most ad
Diagnostics of cervical dystonia
4476.32
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) in cervical dystonia
58340.04
Surgical treatment of cervical dystonia
29551

University Hospital RWTH Aachen

9.1/10
location_onGermany, Aachen

Department of Neurology

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital RWTH Aachen ranks among the top German hospitals! As a maximum care university medical facility, the hospital guarantees patients first-class medical services combined with a respectful and human attitude. The hospital integrates all the modern options for the
Diagnostics of cervical dystonia
4933.94
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) in cervical dystonia
67034.82
Surgical treatment of cervical dystonia
32724.76

University Hospital Heidelberg

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Heidelberg

Department of Neurology

According to Focus magazine, the University Hospital Heidelberg ranks among the top five hospitals in Germany! The hospital is one of the most advanced and reputable medical institutions not only in Germany, but throughout Europe. There are more than 43 specialized departments and 13 medical institutes, which cover all fields of
Diagnostics of cervical dystonia
0
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) in cervical dystonia
0
Surgical treatment of cervical dystonia
0

University Hospital Würzburg

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Würzburg

Department of Neurology

According to the Focus magazine in 2019, the University Hospital Würzburg ranks among the top national German hospitals! The hospital is one of the oldest medical facilities in Germany. The centuries-old traditions of first-class treatment are combined with the very latest achievements of modern evidence-based medicine and
Diagnostics of cervical dystonia
4645.1
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) in cervical dystonia
58689.78
Surgical treatment of cervical dystonia
29107.3

University Hospital Erlangen

9.1/10
location_onGermany, Erlangen

Department of Neurology and Epileptology

According to the Focus magazine, University Hospital Erlangen ranks among the best medical facilities in Germany! The hospital is one of the leading healthcare facilities in Bavaria and offers top-class medical care distinguished by the close intertwining of clinical activities with research and training of medical students. The
Diagnostics of cervical dystonia
4826.06
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) in cervical dystonia
62505.6
Surgical treatment of cervical dystonia
31056.1

University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Hamburg

Department of Neurology

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf ranks among the top ten hospitals in Germany! Since its foundation in 1889, the hospital has taken a leading position in the European medical arena and still occupies it until today. A highly competent medical team of more than 11,000 employees takes care
Diagnostics of cervical dystonia
5883.98
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) in cervical dystonia
79853.4
Surgical treatment of cervical dystonia
38835.64

University Hospital Marburg UKGM

8.6/10
location_onGermany, Marburg

Department of Neurology

The University Hospital Marburg UKGM offers patients modern diagnostics and comprehensive therapy at the international level. As a maximum care hospital, the medical facility specializes in all fields of modern medicine ranging from ophthalmology to traumatology and dentistry. The main areas of specialization of the hospital are
Diagnostics of cervical dystonia
4114.4
Surgical treatment of cervical dystonia
27351.64

University Hospital Bonn

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Bonn

Department of Neurology

According to the authoritative Focus magazine, the University Hospital Bonn ranks among the top ten medical facilities in Germany! The hospital was opened on January 1, 2001, although in fact it inherits the medical facility, which operated at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Bonn. The hospital in Germany combin
Diagnostics of cervical dystonia
4982.66
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) in cervical dystonia
67382.82
Surgical treatment of cervical dystonia
32942.26

University Hospital Tuebingen

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Tuebingen

Department of Neurology

According to the prestigious medical publication Focus, the University Hospital Tuebingen ranks among the top five German hospitals! The hospital was founded in 1805, therefore it is proud of its long history, unique experience, and outstanding achievements in the field of medical care, as well as research and teaching activitie
Diagnostics of cervical dystonia
4961.78
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) in cervical dystonia
63039.78
Surgical treatment of cervical dystonia
30852.52
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About the disease

Cervical dystonia is a condition whereby the neck muscles begin to contract and cause pain. As a result, the patient’s head involuntarily begins to tilt. It can also twist to the left or right. Most commonly, the patient’s neck twists so far round that their chin is next to their shoulder and they are unable to move it from this position. Sometimes, a patient’s neck muscles contract to the extent that they cannot lift their ear from their shoulder. In rare cases, the patient’s neck muscle spasms create an involuntary head jerking motion.

Cervical dystonia is considered a rare disease that mostly affects middle-aged people, especially women. It is still not known why cervical dystonia starts to develop. It is believed that a genetic predisposition is a precipitating factor. In some cases, previous injuries of the neck and shoulders can contribute to the development of cervical dystonia. Usually this disease becomes apparent with an unpleasant feeling in the neck, which gradually becomes more and more painful. At some point, the pain ceases to get any worse and appears only when the patient moves their neck and shoulders. Although this disease cannot be fully cured, there are many medical treatments that can completely eliminate the symptoms. Cervical dystonia affects approximately 1% of the world population.

Symptoms

  • Muscle contractions
  • Pain in the neck
  • Headaches
  • Inability to maintain normal head posture
  • Tingling sensation
  • Numbness
  • Bone spurs in progressed stages

Diagnosis

  • A general examination by a doctor is usually enough to diagnose this type of disorder. The doctor examines the patient's neck to see which muscles are contracted. Observations of eye movements and head positions can also determine the extent of the disease. The doctor will also determine whether cervical dystonia has caused any speech disorder.
  • An MRI and X-ray are primarily used to rule out other causes of muscle contractions in the neck area. 

Treatment

  • Surgical treatment is used to resect the nerves that cause the neck muscles to contract and make the head tilt.
  • Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is a more modern treatment option, whereby electrodes are connected to the brain by thin wires. These electrodes send signals to the brain, which reduce muscle contractions and therefore eliminate pain in the neck.
  • Botox therapy is used to block the chemical that causes muscles to contract.  Injections of botox into the affected muscle are repeated every three months.

Authors: Dr. Vadim ZhiliukDr. Sergey Pashchenko




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