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Medicine For Congenital Torticollis
Torticollis is a hyper spasmodic condition of the neck in which the neck and/or head is abnormally positioned in an asymmetric position. Also called Wry neck, the top of the head is tilted in one direction and the chin in another direction. Common causes are drug side effects (probably most common), and injury to the neck and cervical nerves. ...Read more
My infant son was diagnosed with congenital torticollis. Could this be a symptom of something more serious?
Depends: This is usually quite evident on the initial newborn exam.The baby can be folded into a distorted position that they do not find uncomfortable, that includes neck,jaw and other facial changes.It usually reflects distorted position in the womb. Infants with abnormal neck vertebrae can have a similar appearance, but the exam differs.Some infants acquire torticolas from birth trauma. ...Read more
What do you suggest if my infant son was diagnosed with congenital torticollis and I think something more serious may be going on?
Second opinion: If you are concerned the first doc has missed something, schedule a second opinion somewhere else. ...Read more
I'm 35, was born with Congenital torticollis, had 2 surgeries at age under 5 - sholders are still dissymmetrical, scar tissue tightens neck. Surgery?
Congenital torticoll: Many articles on congenital muscular torticollis have been published in the surgical literature. Most have been devoted to the histology of this disorder and the various theories of its etiologyrelatively little has been written about the long-term results of treatment. From the literature, it is clear that: the pathogenesis and etiology of congenital muscular torticollis are unknown. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My bby dr said she had torticollis congenital she 5 mnth old now is this serious? And what could have caused this?I was abused while preg, is that y?
Hard to say: Some use the congenital label to imply it as present near birth, while others do for those with anomalies of the spine that will always be present. The majority of 1-3 mo babies that have it had one neck muscle stretched during delivery and that muscle spasms down and shortens. That form can gradually improve with therapy.Please clarify the issue with your doc. Outcome will differ with cause. ...Read more
Not exactly: There are certain drugs that work by blocking the action of dopamine, most of which are medications to treat psychosis or nausea (haldol, thorazine, phenergan, (promethazine) reglan) that can cause a "dystonic reaction" where the head is pulled involuntarily to one side, which would appear the same as someone with spasmodic torticollis. ...Read more
Spasmodic torticolli: Spasmodic torticollis is an extremely painful chronic neurological movement disorder causing the neck to involuntarily turn to the left, right, upwards, and/or downwards. The condition usually occurs in midlife. (wikipedia) http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/spasmodic_torticollis the new treatment that is very effective is botulinum toxin injections. It is easily detected because it is very painful. ...Read more
Turning to one side: Spasmodic torticollos is a nerve-based problem which results in muscles of the neck inappropriately turning to one side consistently. It can be painful and usually cannot be overcome by simply using the hands to push the face back to center. There are treatments for this, though, including pills that alter the signal from the brain to the muscles as well as Botox to weaken the neck muscles. ...Read more
Surg RARELY Needed: Most patients with torticollis will respond to physical therapy. Rarely surgery is required - particularly if the torticollis is allowed to persist for an extended period of time. The surgical interventions are quite invasive and should be only used when absolutely necessary. ...Read more
Spasmodic torticolli: Spasmodic torticollis is an extremely painful chronic neurological movement disorder causing the neck to involuntarily turn to the left, right, upwards, and/or downwards. The condition usually occurs in midlife. (wikipedia) http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/spasmodic_torticollis the new treatment that is very effective is botulinum toxin injections. ...Read more
While there can: Be a number of associated neurologic conditions, isolated spasmodic torticollis is usually idiopathic, as we do not know the cause. If there are other symptoms, there are many syndromes that include it, and neuro insults like brain injury or radiation treatments can also cause it. Even poor positioning in utero is speculated to be related. Best to have a thorough history to isolate that answer. ...Read more
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