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Congenital torticollis (twisted neck)2018-10-11T12:17:45+00:00

Twisted Neck – Congenital Torticollis Treatment

Have you recently noticed that your infant child is having difficulty turning their head or holding their head upright? Then it’s possible that your baby may be suffering from congenital torticollis.

This ailment is also known as the twisted neck. While congenital torticollis is obviously quite shocking and troublesome, it can be handled appropriately if the child undergoes twisted neck treatment as soon as the first signs of this condition appear. But how does congenital torticollis develop?

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Congenital torticollis is a condition that occurs when an infant child has difficulty turning their head and often holds their head in a tilted or twisted position. This condition happens when the sternocleidomastoid muscle on the side of the neck doesn’t develop properly and becomes shortened and tight.

Twisted Neck – Congenital Torticollis Symptoms

Symptoms of congenital torticollis (twisted neck) include:

Difficulty turning the head side to side and/or up and down

The head is tilted toward one shoulder/side while the chin is tilted towards the opposite shoulder/side

Occasionally, if the condition is caught within the first few weeks of the infant’s life, a small lump on the side of the neck can be found

Twisted Neck – Congenital Torticollis Causes

The causes of congenital torticollis are not fully understood. However, it is thought that an abnormal position and/or a lack of room for the baby in the womb are the most likely causes. What is known is that a biomechanical malfunction occurs in the cervical (C1-C7) parts of the spine in all congenital torticollis cases.

If your baby is showing signs of congenital torticollis, please call us at Fix24 Joint Biomechanics to start congenital torticollis treatment as soon as you can. There are many nonsurgical treatment options available to heal this condition as long as you catch it early enough. Feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns you may have!

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