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Torticollis

Torticollis occurs when an individual head gets tilted with one side bring problem to move it from one side to another. This type of issue can arise at the time of birth or acquired. Torticollis is also called as “wryneck”. In this situation, the chin points to one head and the head falls to the opposite side on the shoulder. This type of problem arises in small baby during birth or can arise due to accident and internal neck injury. Treatment is very much important or else the child face will grow unevenly.

Causes:

Torticollis causes the neck muscle to get shorten. In such situation the baby’s head goes down and such situation is called as congenital muscular Torticollis.

  • Torticollis arises due to the time of a baby’s birth.
  • Injury to the neck muscle during baby’s birth.
  • Internal swelling and bleeding.
  • Neck bone problem.

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Condition:

When a baby’s head is tilted to one side, you need to know that it is Torticollis. During this stage the baby cannot move his or her head and a lump emerges on the neck area. Here below are some of the important conditions related to Torticollis:

  • Neck pain and stiffness
  • Headache and shoulder pain
  • Dizziness and fatigue
  • Arm pain and Back pain

Treatments:

Although there are different types of treatments associated with Torticollis. But here below are the important treatments; you should follow to treat Torticollis:

  • Acupuncture
  • Physiotherapy
  • Chiropractic
  • Orthotic
  • X-ray diagnosis
  • Remedial Massage
  • Medications
  • Surgery
  • Ice your neck
  • Taking Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
  • Use a neck brace