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. Isn’t it time you tried chiropractic care for you and your family? If you are experiencing any of the common symptoms below, please call our office now to schedule an appointment.
Enlargement of the Neck Muscles (Possibly Present at Birth)
Asymmetry of an Infant’s Head From Sleeping on the Affected Side
Elevation of the Shoulder on the Affected Side
Stiffness of Neck Muscles
Limited Range of Motion