Treatment For Torticollis In Adults

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Definition

Torticollis is a twisted neck in which the head is tipped to one side, while the chin is turned to the other.


Alternative Names

Wry neck; Loxia


Causes, incidence, and risk factors

Torticollis may be:

  • Inherited: Due to specific changes in your genes
  • Acquired: Develops as a result of damage to the nervous system or muscles

If the condition occurs without a known cause, it is called idiopathic torticollis.

Torticollis may develop in childhood or adulthood. Congenital torticollis (present at...

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