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Can massage help to improve torticollis?

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Dr. Mark Fisher
Neurology
3 doctors agree

In brief: No

Massage may help muscle pain due to the spasm of the torticollis, but it won't make the torticollis any better or worse.
Torticollis happens in the brain, but massaging the brain directly is difficult and tends to be counterproductive.

In brief: No

Massage may help muscle pain due to the spasm of the torticollis, but it won't make the torticollis any better or worse.
Torticollis happens in the brain, but massaging the brain directly is difficult and tends to be counterproductive.
Dr. Mark Fisher
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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: It Might

It might, particularly thru relief of the pain and muscle spasm.

In brief: It Might

It might, particularly thru relief of the pain and muscle spasm.
Dr. Mark Diamond
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Dr. Tim Schrader
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Maybe

If you are referring to congenital muscular torticollis in an infant then massage and stretching can be helpful.

In brief: Maybe

If you are referring to congenital muscular torticollis in an infant then massage and stretching can be helpful.
Dr. Tim Schrader
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Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not really

Only real help comes from Botox injections.

In brief: Not really

Only real help comes from Botox injections.
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Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
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