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Diseases and pain syndromes

In detail, we specialize in the treatment of the following diseases and pain syndromes:

  • Pain in the whole spinal column and osteoarthrosis / osteoarthritis
  • Caused by protruding or slipped intervertebral disks
  • Degenerative changes, also osteoporosis
  • Residual pain after spinal and intervertebral disk operations
  • Pain from rheumatic – (non) inflammatory diseases
  • Musculoskeletal pain
  • Fibromyalgia syndrome and chronic widespread pain
  • Headache and facial pain
  • Migraines
  • Tension headache
  • Headache induced by overmedication
  • Cluster headache
  • Trigeminal neuralgia / chronic idiopathic facial pain
  • Residual pain after surgery in the oral, dental and jaw area, after brain and skull operations (also shunt operations)
  • Pain caused by neuropathy, e.g.
  • Herpes zoster neuralgia
  • Stump and phantom pain
  • Diabetes and other metabolic disorders
  • Complex regional pain syndrome type I and II, sympathetically maintained pain syndromes (formerly Morbus Sudeck and Causalgia)
  • Infections
  • Post chemotherapy pain
  • Central pain e.g.
  • Post stroke
  • Post spinal cord injuries
  • Pain with Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS)
  • Cancer pain
  • Visceral pain syndromes e.g. urogenital, inguinal, pelvic (floor) pain
  • Pain associated with spastic syndromes
  • Pain associated with depression and anxiety
  • Special Interventional / Invasive Treatment Techniques
  • Cryoneurolysis / (cooled) radiofrequency therapy, computer tomography- and fluoroscopy-assisted cold and heat denervation treatment in chronic back pain with disorders of the small vertebral and the iliosacral joints
  • Neuromodulation
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS) as a therapeutic procedure to treat severe, neuropathic pain and blood flow disorders
    - Severe neuropathic pain of the locomotor system
    - Refractory peripheral vascular disease
    - Refractory angina in coronary heart disease
    - Cluster headaches
    - Other therapy-resistant headaches
  • Occipital nerve stimulation
    - Cluster headaches
    - Other therapy-resistant headaches
  • Special Medication Treatment Procedures
    - Readjustment of drug dosages
    - Withdrawal treatment for overuse of painkillers / opioids
    - Baclofen therapy for chronic migraines