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How is spasmodic torticollis treated?

How is spasmodic torticollis treated?

Meds, injections: Spasmodic torticollis, also called cervical dystonia, has several treatment options. Oral medications are sometimes helpful (baclofen, artane). Because these medications sometimes cause side effects such as sedations, injections with botulinum toxin (such as botox) are often the most effective treatment option. ...Read more

Dr. Adam Hebb
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Spasmodic Torticollis (Definition)

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


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What is the treatment for spasmodic torticollis?

What is the treatment for spasmodic torticollis?

Muscle relaxers, and: Nsaid's if indicated. Therapy and massage with stretching exercises by a therapist. In young kids sometimes surgery would be indicated. Consult your orthopod for proper DX and treatment. ...Read more

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Is corrective jaw surgery effective for torticollis?

Is  corrective jaw surgery effective for torticollis?

No: Torticollis is a neck problem. Corrective jaw surgery, or orthognathic surgery, is used to correct jaw deformities, and would have no effect on torticollis. ...Read more

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Treatment for scapulothoracic fibromyocitis?

Treatment for scapulothoracic fibromyocitis?

Physical therapy/med: This is sometimes also called "soft tissue rheumatism" or fibromyalgia if the problem is wide spread. Physical therapy may be helpful. Remember that age 61 other problems such as bursitis or tendonitis or arthritis might also be present. Common things are common! ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for a spasmodic torticollis?

What is the best treatment for a spasmodic torticollis?

Botox: The use of Botox injection has revolutionized the are of torticollis. Injections into the muscle will overtime relax the muscle and improve the issue. ...Read more

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Treatment for amblyopia?

Treatment for amblyopia?

Only in the young: Amblyopia indicates an eye seeing less well than normal as a consequence of childhood dysfunction - most commonly eye misalignment or strongly hyperopic correction. To prevent it children are patched in the good eye. Once beyond 8 years of age, it cannot be altered so adults with amblyopia cannot be improved. ...Read more

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Is mcu therapy effective for whiplash/neck pain treatment?

Is mcu therapy effective for whiplash/neck pain treatment?

Depends on patient: Multi-cervical unit (mcu) can help some patients. It would be best that you are evaluated by a physician who can determine if you would be candidate for this type of treatment. ...Read more

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What is the proper treatment for progressive supranuclear palsy?

What is the proper treatment for progressive supranuclear palsy?

The right doctor: I believe it is important to be seen by a movement disorders neurologist for this neurodegenerative disease. This is a very difficult disease to treat. A patient may need very high doses of levodopa. Oftentimes issues such as feeding tubes are at the fore. A specialist will have more experience dealing with this rare disease and may have other options (i.e. Clinical trials) available. ...Read more

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Is chiropractic treatment useful for treating tennis elbow?

Is chiropractic treatment useful for treating tennis elbow?

Not Really: Adjusting the back does not help tennis elbow , at least in young people.If they are giving pt to the elbow, maybe. ...Read more

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Treatment for coccydynia?

Treatment for coccydynia?

Numerous: Ice, heat, pillow to take pressure off, nsaids, steroid injections, stool softeners (if related to constipation). ...Read more

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Non-surgical treatments for peyronie's?

Non-surgical treatments for peyronie's?

Here are...: Here are: no rx but with counseling for its reality, oral off-label drug with vit-e or potaba, topical injection with xiaflex (collagenase clostridium histolyticum), penile implant, etc. Goal of rx: pain relief for some and penile curvature improvement for all. Note: life is a one-way street of accumulation, modification, ; continuation from inception to eternity. ...Read more

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Any treatment for cerebral palsy?

Supportive care: CP is a simple label for a complex collection of issues. The disorder of movement & posture is oft helped by physical & occupational therapy. Yet the child may also have vision, learning, communication, behavior & other pbs.A learned primary physician or CP clinic can coordinate the many added services needed for improved outcome. ...Read more

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Best treatment for facial paralysis?

Best treatment for facial paralysis?

Steroids&antoviral d: Treatment of bells palsy is to start oral Prednisone and antiviral drugs.The antiviral drugs should be started as soon as the symptoms appear to be effective.Most people recover completely without any ill effects beside the meds you need to keep the affected eye lubricated as there is inability to close the eye on affected side, use artificial tears regularly or use a patch to prevent drying eye. ...Read more

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Tuborous sclerosis. Which insurance covers laser treatment for angiofibromas? Best treatments for angiofibromas? Laser treatment is ineffective.

Tuborous sclerosis. Which insurance covers laser treatment for angiofibromas? Best treatments for angiofibromas? Laser treatment is ineffective.

Angiofibromad: There are three main types of treatment for juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma: hormone therapy, radiation therapy and surgery. Hormone therapy involves the use of a drug called flutamide, which acts by blocking testosterone receptors. The activity of this drug is further evidence for a hormonal cause for the condition. Treatment with Flutamide can shrink tumors by more than 40 percent. ...Read more

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Treatments for kyphosis? Is chiropracter best?

Ok: Kyphosis is a defect the cervical spinal bones and is not correctable by manipulation. But it may help pain.An orthopedist should evaluate. ...Read more

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Treatment for one-sided paralysis?

Treatment for one-sided paralysis?

Transient?: Hemiplegic migraine can cause temporary "one-sided paralysis", but if this is permanent, it is important to have a full evaluation. Treatment is based on causation. Best to start with a primary care physician and consider neurological consultation. ...Read more

Dr. Henry Sondheimer
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Torticollis (Definition)

A condition in which the neck is twisted abnormally to one side. The head tilts in one direction, while the ...Read more