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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. 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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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

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