google_counter
background_img
Major selection criteria for patients diagnosed with: Facet syndrome

Facet syndrome: Compare Costs for a treatment abroad

This page shows a catalogue of the leading hospitals on the treatment of "Facet syndrome". The list is formed on the basis of the annual official ranking of medical centers. You can compare the clinics and choose the best. Also, you can contact us for assistance in selecting a medical center abroad. You will receive full support on your trip and medical tour insurance. Booking Health takes care of organizational issues: issuing a visa, reserving hotel accomodation and tickets, transfer, translation of documents. We want you to be healthy!

Age: 15 years or older
Sort by:

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.

Diagnosis of facet syndrome
2349
Treatment of Facet syndrome by facetectomy (resection of facet joints)
8108
Treatment of Facet syndrome by radiofrequency denervation
3693
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Cologne

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.

Diagnosis of facet syndrome
2710
Treatment of Facet syndrome by facetectomy (resection of facet joints)
10171
Treatment of Facet syndrome by radiofrequency denervation
4411
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich

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.

Diagnosis of facet syndrome
3899
Treatment of Facet syndrome by facetectomy (resection of facet joints)
14007
Treatment of Facet syndrome by radiofrequency denervation
6075
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Berlin
certificate

University Hospital Muenster

9.4/10 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.

Diagnosis of facet syndrome
2783
Treatment of Facet syndrome by facetectomy (resection of facet joints)
10310
Treatment of Facet syndrome by radiofrequency denervation
4433
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Muenster

University Hospital Frankfurt am Main

9.5/10 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.

Diagnosis of facet syndrome
2753
Treatment of Facet syndrome by facetectomy (resection of facet joints)
10008
Treatment of Facet syndrome by radiofrequency denervation
4278
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.

Diagnosis of facet syndrome
2370
Treatment of Facet syndrome by facetectomy (resection of facet joints)
8701
Treatment of Facet syndrome by radiofrequency denervation
3850
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.

Diagnosis of facet syndrome
2414
Treatment of Facet syndrome by facetectomy (resection of facet joints)
8294
Treatment of Facet syndrome by radiofrequency denervation
3788
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich

Alfried Krupp Hospital in Essen-Ruettenscheid

7.4/10 from 42 Votes

With 900 beds and approximately 2,050 employees in two branches, the Alfried Krupp Hospital is one of the larger hospital institutions in Essen.

Diagnosis of facet syndrome
2387
Treatment of Facet syndrome by facetectomy (resection of facet joints)
8543
Treatment of Facet syndrome by radiofrequency denervation
3912
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Essen

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.

Diagnosis of facet syndrome
0.00
Treatment of Facet syndrome by facetectomy (resection of facet joints)
0.00
Treatment of Facet syndrome by radiofrequency denervation
0.00
location_onCountry: Israel
location_searchingCity: Tel Aviv

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.

Diagnosis of facet syndrome
0.00
Treatment of Facet syndrome by facetectomy (resection of facet joints)
0.00
Treatment of Facet syndrome by radiofrequency denervation
0.00
location_onCountry: Israel
location_searchingCity: Haifa

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.

Diagnosis of facet syndrome
4468
Treatment of Facet syndrome by facetectomy (resection of facet joints)
19645
Treatment of Facet syndrome by radiofrequency denervation
9166
location_onCountry: Austria
location_searchingCity: Salzburg

University Hospital of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich (LMU)

9.2/10 from 40 Votes

The Hospital of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) Munich is a center of high-end medicine, medical innovation and medical and technical progress, which enables an individual and safe patient care.

Diagnosis of facet syndrome
2719
Treatment of Facet syndrome by facetectomy (resection of facet joints)
10106
Treatment of Facet syndrome by radiofrequency denervation
4273
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich

University Hospital Tuebingen

9.2/10 from 55 Votes

The University Hospital Tubingen - abbreviation UHT - is a modern center of high-quality university medicine, research and teaching. As a clinic of maximum care, UHT is also known far beyond the region. For the city and the district of Tubingen the University Hospital Tubingen functions as a district hospital.

Diagnosis of facet syndrome
2541
Treatment of Facet syndrome by facetectomy (resection of facet joints)
8734
Treatment of Facet syndrome by radiofrequency denervation
3887
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Tuebingen

University Hospital Erlangen

9.1/10 from 51 Votes

University Hospital Erlangen is one of the leading university hospitals in Bavaria and offers advanced medicine, characterized by a tight integration of patient care with university research and teaching. It pursues a very innovative concept.

Diagnosis of facet syndrome
2485
Treatment of Facet syndrome by facetectomy (resection of facet joints)
8711
Treatment of Facet syndrome by radiofrequency denervation
3868
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Erlangen
certificate

Hirslanden Clinic St. Anna Lucerne

9/10 from 3 Votes

As a private hospital, the St. Anna Klinik focuses on the medical areas, in which it has the highest competence and quality.

Diagnosis of facet syndrome
0
Treatment of Facet syndrome by facetectomy (resection of facet joints)
0
Treatment of Facet syndrome by radiofrequency denervation
0
location_onCountry: Switzerland
location_searchingCity: Lucerne

Academic Hospital Nuremberg

9/10 from 23 Votes

The Academic Hospital Nuremberg is included in the Focus magazine rating of top German hospitals 2017.  The hospital has 34 departments and institutes specializing all medical focuses.

Diagnosis of facet syndrome
2355
Treatment of Facet syndrome by facetectomy (resection of facet joints)
8798
Treatment of Facet syndrome by radiofrequency denervation
3886
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Nuremberg

About the disease

The first thing you need to know about facet syndrome is that it affects facet joints responsible for function of nerve endings in the back and for spinal motion. Facet joints are located in the lumbar spine and they prevent excessive spinal motion and its rotation. Facet joint fixates  lumbar and cervical spine and ensures its proper function. Facet joints support person when he bends and rotates.

As a result, there are two types of this disease:

  • Lumbar facet syndrome
  • Cervical facet syndrome

Approximately 60% of facet syndrome originate in the cervical vertebrae and another 40% - in the lumbar.

If not treated, facet symptom may result in osteoarthritis and other spinal diseases. Osteoarthritis is also called spondylosis. Facet syndrome is more common in elderly, who were leading sedentary lifestyle. It happens because a does not move enough, his muscles stiffen and without exercise an inflammatory process can begin. Scientist and doctor Ghormley was the first one to describe and identify cause of this disease. He then stated that the cause of facet syndrome is abrasion of muscles and nerve endings. Such “irritation” usually happens either because of age or spinal trauma, when spinal canal was damaged.

From anatomic point of view facet joints have a bilateral location, which means that they face each other. They contain a special synovial fluid, which lubricates and protects spine against abrasion. 

Symptoms

  • Unsystematic and unpredictable pain attacks in the back and thigh muscles
  • Person can not normally bend
  • Fatigue
  • Pain during the palpation
  • Fervor in severe cases
  • Swelling of affected joints
  • Red skin on the back

Back pain may be either local or spread to other parts of the back and affect ear, hand and leg ligaments.

Diagnosis

Diagnosis is formed on the basis of patient's complaints, his initial medical history, examination and palpation of the inflamed areas. During examination, doctor looks at the range of person`s ability to bend and rotate. He also tests his reflexes and location of painful areas. It is important to determine muscle strength and stretching ability.  If the period of severe pain occurs more often than once per month, patient needs to have X-ray of the back, so that doctor can examine state of facet joints. He can also use the contrast radiography to see facet joints more clearly and to track any changes of the nerve endings. 

Treatment

Treatment for facet syndrome has a multi-faceted character. In order to reduce swelling and inflammation,  doctor administers small doses of local anesthetics and corticosteroids. If pain was removed by anesthetics, it means that the diagnosis was right. Nevertheless, such anesthetics are unable to remove pain for longer periods of time, that why you need to undergo more substantial treatment options for full recovery. Such options include:

  • Radiofrequency denervation uses radiofrequency energy to enervate damaged nerves. According to Northernpaincenter.com, this procedure rarely has no considerable side effects and you will fully recover in a matter of several weeks. This treatment is especially good for people who had whiplash injury and developed Facet syndrome as a result of it. 
  • Thermocoagulation, also known as rhizotomy, blocks facet joints nerves with cold or heat. Cold and heat are transmitted to the joints with the help of X-ray equipment. Doctors can use Botox to reduce the spasms, as Botox cements the nerve endings. If the intervertebral discs are damaged, doctors also perform surgery on them to diminish the number of affected nerve endings.
  • Facetectomy is a surgical procedure, when a doctor removes facet joint.
  • Laminectomy removes lamina, which is a part that covers spinal canal. This is done in order to create more space in the back.
  • Physiotherapy is a more conservative facet syndrome treatment. To have a beneficial effect it must be practiced for a long period of time systematically and regularly. Different physiotherapy techniques can not only relieve pain and inflammation, but also improve the state of nerve endings, so that in future there will no remission. Physiotherapy as facet syndrome treatment is usually conducted with other preventive measures, such as correction of lifestyle, normalization of the day regime and reduction of long shifts at work. Physiotherapy also includes special exercises in the swimming pool, where spine can stretch and relax in water. Such sessions in the swimming pool must be conducted at least twice per year, so that they could bring visible result. Patients with facet syndrome may also choose to sleep on orthopedic mattress. If their condition is too severe, they can use neck collar to fixate neck muscle. It can help reduce the degree of discomfort and tiredness and to bring pain relief, so that patient`s mobility will be bigger.



Feedback of our customers from other resources

Need Help?

Need Help?

Do you want the most effective treatment? We will help you to find a hospital in any country in the world specializing in your disease. Fill out the application and our specialist will contact you!

Thank you!

We received your treatment application in the best Europe clinics. Our manager will contact you within the next 24 hours.