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Cervical dystonia: Compare Costs for a treatment abroad

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Vivantes Humboldt Hospital Berlin

9.7/10 from 23 Votes

An academic clinic of the university medical complex Charité, the Vivantes Humboldt Hospital is one of the largest specialized medical institutions in Berlin.

Diagnostics of cervical dystonia
3677
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Berlin

University Hospital Rechts der Isar of the Munich Technical University

10/10 from 70 Votes

The Rechts der Isar Hospital is the University Hospital of the Technical University of Munich. There is intensive cooperation between the research facilities of the TU and the hospital in numbers of areas.

Diagnostics of cervical dystonia
3577
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) of cervical dystonia
19088
Surgical treatment of cervical dystonia
15389
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich

Academic Hospital Asklepios Barmbek Hamburg

9.5/10 from 23 Votes

As an Academic Hospital of the University of Hamburg, the Asklepios Barmbek Hospital offers a wide range of medical services in the field of conservative and surgical treatment. The hospital was opened in 2005 and today it is one of the best and modern medical centers in Europe.

Diagnostics of cervical dystonia
2701
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Hamburg

Charite University Hospital Berlin

9/10 from 95 Votes

Being the medical school for both Humboldt University and Free University of Berlin and having a long experience, the Charite Hospital has gained wide recognition. It is regarded as one of the most research-intensive medical facilities in Germany and the largest university medical center in Europe.

Diagnostics of cervical dystonia
4445
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) of cervical dystonia
26495
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) of cervical dystonia
26495
Surgical treatment of cervical dystonia
21158
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Berlin
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University Hospital Frankfurt am Main

10/10 from 97 Votes

The University Hospital Frankfurt is part of the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt am Main. The hospital was founded in 1914 and today it is a famous German medical institution with rich traditions. The hospital treats about 49,000 inpatients and 220,000 outpatients every year.

Diagnostics of cervical dystonia
2739
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) of cervical dystonia
16505
Surgical treatment of cervical dystonia
14105
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Frankfurt am Main

Academic Hospital Bogenhausen Munich

9.2/10 from 43 Votes

With more than 36,000 patients annually and 1,000 beds, the Academic Hospital Bogenhausen is one of the largest clinics in Munich.

Diagnostics of cervical dystonia
2802
Surgical treatment of cervical dystonia
13768
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich

Academic Hospital Schwabing Munich

8.5/10 from 7 Votes

The Schwabing Clinic is a modern medical facility with a high level of service. The clinic has high-tech modern equipment, making it one of the best hospitals not only in Germany but also in Europe. There are comfortable single and double rooms with shower and toilet, TV, telephone and radio.

Surgical treatment of cervical dystonia
12423
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich

PAN Clinic Cologne

9/10 from 14 Votes

The PAN Clinic has gained universal recognition due to highly professional doctors and their responsive and careful approach to the treatment.  A team of experienced doctors specialized in 25 medical focuses takes care of the patients' health.

Diagnostics of cervical dystonia
2708
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) of cervical dystonia
15371
Surgical treatment of cervical dystonia
12653
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Cologne

Vivantes Neukölln Hospital Berlin

10/10 from 23 Votes

The Vivantes Neukölln Hospital is the maximum care hospital and one of the largest healthcare facilities in Berlin.   There are more than 20 specialized departments and centers, including pediatric departments. In total, the hospital has 1,200 beds.

Diagnostics of cervical dystonia
3580
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) of cervical dystonia
19052
Surgical treatment of cervical dystonia
15810
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Berlin

Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center

9.9/10 from 23 Votes

The Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center (Ichilov) is the second largest and one of the most advanced healthcare and research institutions in Israel. Founded in 1961, it still enjoys popularity among the local population and draws thousands of international patients.

Diagnostics of cervical dystonia
0.00
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) of cervical dystonia
0.00
Surgical treatment of cervical dystonia
0.00
location_onCountry: Israel
location_searchingCity: Tel Aviv

University Hospital Cologne

9.8/10 from 82 Votes

The University Hospital Cologne is included in the Focus magazine rating of top German hospitals 2017 and offers patients first-class medical care meeting the latest medical advancements.

Diagnostics of cervical dystonia
2403
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) of cervical dystonia
14218
Surgical treatment of cervical dystonia
11635
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Cologne
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University Hospital Muenster

9.8/10 from 78 Votes

The University Hospital Muenster is one of the most respected multi-field medical centers in Germany. It consists of more than 30 departments and numerous research institutes and centers. Every year over 58,000 inpatients are treated here and nearly 475,000 patients receive medical care on the outpatient basis.

Diagnostics of cervical dystonia
2825
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) of cervical dystonia
16366
Surgical treatment of cervical dystonia
13646
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Muenster
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Rambam Health Care Campus Haifa

9.8/10 from 23 Votes

Rambam Health Care Campus is the largest and the most advanced hospital in Northern Israel. Founded in 1938, the medical center has a long history and a rich experience in providing comprehensive medical services in all medical specialties.

Diagnostics of cervical dystonia
0.00
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) of cervical dystonia
0.00
Surgical treatment of cervical dystonia
0.00
location_onCountry: Israel
location_searchingCity: Haifa

Academic Hospital Schlosspark Berlin

9.7/10 from 23 Votes

The Schlosspark Academic Teaching Hospital at the University Hospital Charite has an excellent reputation and an outstanding service. All specialized departments are headed by renowned doctors. The departments offer a wide range of medical services.

Diagnostics of cervical dystonia
2876
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Berlin

Vivantes Auguste-Viktoria Hospital Berlin

9.7/10 from 23 Votes

The Vivantes Auguste-Victoria Hospital, has special expertise and received international recognition in the field of Urology, especially in the treatment of prostate cancer and also Oncology, Neurology, Cardiology and other directions.

Diagnostics of cervical dystonia
3603
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Berlin

University Hospital for Neurosurgery Salzburg

9.6/10 from 39 Votes

University Clinic of Neurology specializes in the surgical treatment of acute and chronic diseases of the central and peripheral nervous system, its blood supply, and nerve sheaths, as well as in preoperative and postoperative care for patients.

Surgical treatment of cervical dystonia
24585
location_onCountry: Austria
location_searchingCity: Salzburg

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.



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