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Treatment of Cervical Dystonia

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Best hospitals and doctors for cervical dystonia treatment abroad

The selection of doctors and clinics is carried out on the basis of annual qualification reports. The main selection criterion is the number of operations or procedures performed. It takes into account experience, reputation in the medical society, the availability of quality certificates and high specialization in a certain field.

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Diagnostics of cervical dystonia
 from  2280
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) of cervical dystonia
 from  20351
Surgical treatment of cervical dystonia
 from  11162

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
3285
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) of cervical dystonia
40270
Surgical treatment of cervical dystonia
20192

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
3357
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) of cervical dystonia
37354
Surgical treatment of cervical dystonia
18630

Bundeswehr Academic Hospital Berlin

10/10
location_onGermany, Berlin

Department of Neurology

The Bundeswehr Academic Hospital Berlin is a modern medical facility that offers first-class medical care in the field of emergency care, traumatology, urology, internal medicine, surgery, neurosurgery, neurology, nuclear medicine and other focuses. The hospital has 15 specialized departments, medical teams of which guarantee th
Diagnostics of cervical dystonia
3195 help2695
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) of cervical dystonia
32468
Surgical treatment of cervical dystonia
16503

Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center

9.9/10
location_onIsrael, Tel Aviv

Department of Neurology

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.  Today the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center is a huge multid
Diagnostics of cervical dystonia
3523
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) of cervical dystonia
40040
Surgical treatment of cervical dystonia
20055

Charite University Hospital Berlin

9/10
location_onGermany, Berlin

Department of Neurology

Being the medical school for both Humboldt University and Free University of Berlin and having a long experience, the Charite Hospital in Germany 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. With more than
Diagnostics of cervical dystonia
4381
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) of cervical dystonia
54568
Surgical treatment of cervical dystonia
26913

Primus Super Speciality Hospital New Delhi

9/10
location_onIndia, New Delhi

Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery

Primus Super Speciality Hospital is a state-of-the-art multispecialty hospital located in New Delhi, which is the heart of India’s capital. It has been designed and constructed using the most advanced medical technology from all around the world. The infrastructure of the hospital and the quiet environment contribute to fa
Diagnostics of cervical dystonia
2487.2 help2306
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) of cervical dystonia
22626.4 help20351
Surgical treatment of cervical dystonia
12444.2 help11162

Medipol Mega University Hospital Istanbul

8/10
location_onTurkey, Istanbul

The Department of Neurology

Medipol Mega University Hospital in Istanbul is the largest, leading hospital in Turkey with a broad range of medical services. Thanks to the highly qualified medical staff, the state-of-the-art medical technology and a special well-being ambience, the Hospital enjoys an excellent reputation in both national and international ar
Diagnostics of cervical dystonia
2817 help2617
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) of cervical dystonia
28191.8 help25525
Surgical treatment of cervical dystonia
14861.6 help13440

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
3566
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) of cervical dystonia
40060
Surgical treatment of cervical dystonia
20074

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
3168
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) of cervical dystonia
35174
Surgical treatment of cervical dystonia
17950

University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden

9.1/10
location_onGermany, Dresden

Department of Neurology

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden is among the top three hospitals in Germany! The hospital is the embodiment of the standards of modern high-quality medicine. Since the hospital positions itself as a maximum care medical facility, it represents all medical fields. The
Diagnostics of cervical dystonia
4013
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) of cervical dystonia
47056
Surgical treatment of cervical dystonia
23377

University Hospital RWTH Aachen

9.1/10
location_onGermany, Aachen

Department of Neurology

With its 34 clinics, 25 institutes and five multidisciplinary units covers the University Hospital Aachen not only the entire spectrum of medicine, but also it offers a patient- oriented medical care and nursing, medical education and research of international level. The University Hospital RWTH Aachen is included in t
Diagnostics of cervical dystonia
3431
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) of cervical dystonia
39852
Surgical treatment of cervical dystonia
19774

University Hospital Heidelberg

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Heidelberg

Department of Neurology

According to the 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 field
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Deep brain stimulation (DBS) of cervical dystonia
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Surgical treatment of cervical dystonia
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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
3265
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) of cervical dystonia
34938
Surgical treatment of cervical dystonia
17695

University Hospital Erlangen

9.1/10
location_onGermany, Erlangen

Department of Neurology

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital Erlangen ranks among the top German medical facilities! The hospital is one of the leading medical facilities in Bavaria and offers the highest level of medical care, which is characterized by the close intertwining of clinical activities with research and training of medi
Diagnostics of cervical dystonia
3369
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) of cervical dystonia
37612
Surgical treatment of cervical dystonia
18815

University Hospital Marburg UKGM

8.6/10
location_onGermany, Marburg

Department of Neurology

The University Hospital of Giessen and Marburg (UKGM) offers medical care, modern diagnosis and comprehensive treatment at the advanced international level. As a maximum care hospital, the UKGM covers the entire spectrum of modern medicine ranging from ophthalmology up to trauma surgery and dentistry. The hospital is mainly focu
Diagnostics of cervical dystonia
2960
Surgical treatment of cervical dystonia
16686

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
3977
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) of cervical dystonia
47455
Surgical treatment of cervical dystonia
23286

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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