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Positional Plagiocephaly Pillow
I have been sitting for 6 hours and i'm worried about the positional strain on my neck from sitting up for that long. Will a neck pillow be good enough for support?
Take breaks: if sitting for that long consider stretching your neck every hour or so for 30 seconds. ...Read more
Orthopedics surgeon: your torticolis can definitely be addressed by lenghthening the sternomastoid muscle ...Read more
I wanted to know if there are any options/procedures that can be done in order to fix untreated plagiocephaly in a 16 yr old male?
Plagiocephaly: Plagiocephaly, while ideally is treated as an infant can also be treated at any age. You would need to be evaluated by a craniofacial team that specializes in this disorder and they can make recommendations based on the deformity. In our team the oldest patient has been 41 years old. ...Read more
What do you suggest if my son who is 5 has plagiocephaly. he now get concussions sometimes when he falls can anything be done to help?
Son w/cephalohemat. 3 months now, bump's gone, but head is slightly bigger that side, not flat.1ped said its normal, other said plagiocephaly. Im lost?
Head shape: It's not surprising there is a bit of asymmetry. The increased blood flow to the side of the head where the body needed to get rid of the hematoma likely led to a bit more bone growth on that side. The good news is that even if it is plagiocephaly, it is likely to correct itself as he is still very young. Most cases of plagiocephaly self-resolve. Have pediatrician monitor and give it a few months. ...Read more
Accept it/ change it: Reshaping a skull requires rather dramatic surgery. They pull back the scalp like a cover, cut up the skull bones in sections & reposition them. The preparation requires a variety of 3D MRI scans, hours in the OR and days in the ICU afterward, with a prolonged recovery.If you are interested contact a regional craniofacial center and plan to spend big bucks. Insurers are unlikely to cover it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer