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Can massage help to improve torticollis?
11 doctors weighed in

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
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
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.
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
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