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Treatment of Facet Syndrome

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Best hospitals and doctors for facet syndrome 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.

Cost for treatment

Diagnostic tests for facet syndrome
 from  1330
Treatment of facet syndrome with facetectomy
 from  7064
Treatment of facet syndrome with radiofrequency denervation
 from  5074

Hospital Neuwerk Maria von den Aposteln Moenchengladbach

10/10
location_onGermany, Moenchengladbach

Department of Spinal Surgery

The Hospital Neuwerk “Maria von den Aposteln”, which is in Mönchengladbach, has over 10 specialized operating departments. Located in the northern part of the city, the Hospital has been a coordination center of the whole region for already many years. The Hospital has 363 comfortable beds for its patients. Due
Diagnostic tests for facet syndrome
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Treatment of facet syndrome with facetectomy
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Treatment of facet syndrome with radiofrequency denervation
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Catholic Clinic Koblenz-Montabaur

10/10
location_onGermany, Koblenz

Department of Spinal Surgery

The Catholic Clinic Koblenz-Montabaur positions itself as a modern medical facility, which provides high-quality diagnostics and treatment in accordance with the international standards. The medical complex is the Academic Hospital of the University Hospital Mainz, which gives patients the opportunity to have access to the most
Diagnostic tests for facet syndrome
1808
Treatment of facet syndrome with facetectomy
10730
Treatment of facet syndrome with radiofrequency denervation
7375

Charite University Hospital Berlin

9/10
location_onGermany, Berlin

Department of Adult and Pediatric Neurosurgery

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
Diagnostic tests for facet syndrome
2430
Treatment of facet syndrome with facetectomy
15874
Treatment of facet syndrome with radiofrequency denervation
11858

Rambam Health Care Campus Haifa

9.8/10
location_onIsrael, Haifa

Department of Orthopedic Surgery

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. Ramdam serves over 2 million residents of the country, as well as the Israel Defense Forc
Diagnostic tests for facet syndrome
2153 help1953
Treatment of facet syndrome with facetectomy
13412 help11812
Treatment of facet syndrome with radiofrequency denervation
8933 help7933

Beta Klinik Bonn

9.7/10
location_onGermany, Bonn

Department of Neurosurgery and Interventional Neuroradiology

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
Diagnostic tests for facet syndrome
1897
Treatment of facet syndrome with facetectomy
12182
Treatment of facet syndrome with radiofrequency denervation
9004

University Hospital Freiburg

9.7/10
location_onGermany, Freibung

Department of Adult and Pediatric Neurosurgery

The University Hospital Freiburg is famous for its rich history and is one of the oldest and most prestigious medical facilities in Germany (one of the three best medical institutions in the country). The hospital was based on the Faculty of Medicine of the Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg, which celebrated its 550th anniver
Diagnostic tests for facet syndrome
2024
Treatment of facet syndrome with facetectomy
11851
Treatment of facet syndrome with radiofrequency denervation
9294

Primus Super Speciality Hospital New Delhi

9/10
location_onIndia, New Delhi

Department of Adult and Pediatric Spinal Surgery

The Primus Super Speciality Hospital New Delhi is a modern medical facility, which is distinguished by extremely high quality and standards of medical service. The hospital is located in the heart of New Delhi, in the capital of India. During its design and construction, the most advanced medical technologies from around the wor
Diagnostic tests for facet syndrome
1434.2 help1342
Treatment of facet syndrome with facetectomy
7799.6 help7064
Treatment of facet syndrome with radiofrequency denervation
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University Hospital Erlangen

9.1/10
location_onGermany, Erlangen

Department of Adult and Pediatric Neurosurgery

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
Diagnostic tests for facet syndrome
1943
Treatment of facet syndrome with facetectomy
11203
Treatment of facet syndrome with radiofrequency denervation
7766

University Hospital Ulm

8.7/10
location_onGermany, Ulm

Department of Neurosurgery

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
Diagnostic tests for facet syndrome
1899
Treatment of facet syndrome with facetectomy
11263
Treatment of facet syndrome with radiofrequency denervation
7656

University Hospital Würzburg

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Würzburg

Department of Adult and Pediatric Orthopedics

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
Diagnostic tests for facet syndrome
1829
Treatment of facet syndrome with facetectomy
10727
Treatment of facet syndrome with radiofrequency denervation
8367

University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden

9.1/10
location_onGermany, Dresden

Department for Adult and Pediatric Orthopedics, Trauma Surgery

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
Diagnostic tests for facet syndrome
2127
Treatment of facet syndrome with facetectomy
13953
Treatment of facet syndrome with radiofrequency denervation
10409

University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Hamburg

Department of Adult and Pediatric Neurosurgery

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
Diagnostic tests for facet syndrome
2263
Diagnostic tests for facet syndrome
2163
Treatment of facet syndrome with facetectomy
13833

University Hospital Muenster

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Muenster

Department of General Orthopedics and Orthopedic Oncology

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
Diagnostic tests for facet syndrome
1919
Treatment of facet syndrome with facetectomy
12160
Treatment of facet syndrome with radiofrequency denervation
9099

University Hospital Frankfurt am Main

10/10
location_onGermany, Frankfurt am Main

Department of Adult and Pediatric Neurosurgery

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
Diagnostic tests for facet syndrome
1808
Treatment of facet syndrome with facetectomy
10721
Treatment of facet syndrome with radiofrequency denervation
8222

University Hospital Jena

8.9/10
location_onGermany, Jena

Department of Adult and Pediatric Neurosurgery

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital Jena regularly ranks among the top German medical facilities! The hospital has positioned itself as a multidisciplinary medical facility with a long history of more than 200 years. Since its foundation, the hospital has been constantly developing and modernizin
Diagnostic tests for facet syndrome
1910
Treatment of facet syndrome with facetectomy
12071
Treatment of facet syndrome with radiofrequency denervation
9164

University Hospital Marburg UKGM

8.6/10
location_onGermany, Marburg

Department of Adult and Pediatric Neurosurgery

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
Diagnostic tests for facet syndrome
1733
Treatment of facet syndrome with facetectomy
10125
Treatment of facet syndrome with radiofrequency denervation
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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.



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