Torticollis or Wry Neck

By January 30, 2015 Posture

tortocollis 1Torticollis or Wry Neck

Torticollis is a form of dystonia (prolonged muscle contractions) in which the neck muscles contract involuntarily causing the head to turn.

Torticollis may occur without known cause (idiopathic), be genetic (inherited), or be acquired secondary to damage to the nervous system or muscles. It may develop in childhood or adulthood.

Congenital torticollis (present at birth) may be caused by malpositioning of the head in the uterus, or be prenatal injury of the muscles or blood supply in the neck.

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Common symptoms of torticollis include:

  • Limited range of head motion
  • Neck Pain
  • Headache
  • Head Tremors
  • Stiff neck
  • One shoulder higher than the other
  • Neck swelling
  • enlargement of the neck muscles,
  • asymmetry of an infants head from sleeping on the affected side
  • elevation of the shoulder on the affected side

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