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What is intermittent torticollis and will it ever go away?

What is intermittent torticollis and will it ever go away?

Twist of neck: Torticollis is the name we give to anyone with a twist in the neck, for whatever reason. It is a symptom -- not a disease itself. I have not heard the name intermittent torticollis, but I have heard of benign paroxysmal torticollis, which i suspect is the same thing. Here, the tilting tends to come in episodes caused by muscles spasms -- and is usually painful. ...Read more

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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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How long does it take for torticollis/stiff neck to go away?

Depends on the : Cause- from several days to weeks for most conditions. If it persists or worsens, see your doctor. ...Read more

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What can I do about torticollis and bdd?

What can I do about torticollis and bdd?

Biofeedback with: Electromyogram (EMG) can help retrain spastic muscles in torticollis. Find a certified biofeedback professional at www.Bcia.Org and www.Aapb.Org. Body dysmorphic disorder requires psychotherapy. ...Read more

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Who do I consult about adult plagiocephaly and torticollis?

Orthopedics surgeon: your torticolis can definitely be addressed by lenghthening the sternomastoid muscle ...Read more

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I was wondering what are some causes of spasmodic torticollis?

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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I think I have spasmodic torticollis, help me! i hurt so much?

Botox: Botox is indicated for true spasmodic torticollis and not much else will help . If you have failed meds , like nsaids, muscle relaxers , local injections , physical therapy and massage that would be the next step and it could last 3 months and you have to repeat it but it costs are high. ...Read more

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How to know if I have torticollis?

Torticollis: Torticollis is due to a stiff or tight neck muscles. With toricollis comes a head tilt, if you do not have a head tilt you do not have torticollis. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms associated with torticollis and how do I relieve them?

What are the symptoms associated with torticollis and how do I relieve them?

TORTICOLIS: Painful neck probably after using 2-3 pillows at night. Stiff neck is relieved by muscle relaxant, warm compress or hot relaxing showers. ...Read more

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I started getting torticollis a couple of days ago. Will I be back to normal by next week?

I started getting torticollis a couple of days ago.  Will I be back to normal by next week?

Torticollis: The most common cause of torticollis is acute wry neck, which is usually painful. Muscle strains can also produce torticollis, as well as certain infections of the pharynx or neck. Most cases are resolved within 1 week. ...Read more

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Could congential torticollis that was never diagnosed in childhood be treated now that i'm an adult?

?try Botox: Get evaluated, and pin down precise diagnostic cause. We have muscle relaxants, drugs for spasticity, newer physical therapy and osteopathic approaches, and even Botox injections. ...Read more

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What more can I do to get rid of torticollis?

A Few ideas: Cervical torticollis produces a drawing tightness affecting the posture of the head and neck, difficulty in turning the head to one side, pain and sleep difficulties. Botulism toxin treatments are the most gentle, pain relieving and effective treatments for this condition. Stretching with pt, chiropractic tx, oral muscle relaxers, and sleep medications with muscle relaxation effect may be tried. ...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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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

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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?

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

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I've got torticollis, my doctor says. Is it just a muscle spasm; nothing dangerous?

I've got torticollis, my doctor says.  Is it just a muscle spasm; nothing dangerous?

Toricollis vs spasm: Torticollis refers of a persistent/prolonged muscle spasms of the neck causing reduced movement and sometime pain. It could be the muscle itself or caused by underlying neurologic cause. Muscle spasm can occur anywhere, but when persisting on the neck muscle is then termed torticollis. If you just have this recently, then likely will resolve with supportive care. Consult doc if worsens. Good luck. ...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 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