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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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Dr. Henry Sondheimer
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Torticollis (Definition)

Torticollis is a condition in which the neck is twisted abnormally to one side. The head is tilted in one direction, while the chin is turned to the other. Torticollis may either be inherited or may arise from neck trauma or the ...Read more


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Torticollis - which treatment should I try first?

Depends: Torticollis (wry neck) can be caused by several things including muscle problems, injuries, infections, and tumors. You should probably start with your primary doctor, though you may need to see a specialist, depending on the severity and test results. ...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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How can physical therapy help children with torticollis?

How can physical therapy help children with torticollis?

See below: The pt will allow stretching and strengthening of the neck muscles. ...Read more

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Oct. 9 was told had Torticollis Oct. 16 have physical therapy app. I have had a non stop headache since then , is this common?

Oct. 9 was told had Torticollis Oct. 16 have physical therapy app. I have had a non stop headache since then , is this common?

Yes.: Torticollis causes muscle spasm which can cause tension headaches. Ask the doctor for pain medication. Prescription ibuprofen (or others in that class) are MUCH cheaper and safer and stronger. Also, ask what to do if they do not work, and when you should worry and get seen again. ...Read more

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I have sternocleidomastoid spasm(torticollitis).What's the treatment?

Torticollis: See a neurologist to be examined in detail and to discuss the treatment options, which include medications or Botox treatment. See this link for more information on torticollis, i.e. Dystonia. ...Read more

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My 8mo old has a p.T. Appt for torticollis. Not really bad he can turn head but still favors one side.What can I do @ home in the mean time, appt 2wks?

My 8mo old has a p.T. Appt for torticollis. Not really bad he can turn head but still favors one side.What can I do @ home in the mean time, appt 2wks?

Work on it at home: Have pt see him sooner and have them train you on what to do at home to help.This should improve with good phy therapy. See someone who has done this before.Also. You can help with the therapy as well. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Adam Hebb
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Spasmodic Torticollis (Definition)

Spasmodic torticollis is the sudden contraction of one of the neck muscles, causing a person to turn his head to one side. This may be due to neurological diseases, a simple cramp in the neck muscle, or a side ...Read more