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What is torticollis?

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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
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Spasmodic torticollis (cervical dystonia) is a neurological condition which causes involuntary muscle spasms in the neck.
The causes include disorders of the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord) and also the peripheral nervous system usually secondary to some type of nerve injury in the neck. The gold standard of treatment for torticollis are botulism toxin injections into the muscles.

In brief: See below

Spasmodic torticollis (cervical dystonia) is a neurological condition which causes involuntary muscle spasms in the neck.
The causes include disorders of the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord) and also the peripheral nervous system usually secondary to some type of nerve injury in the neck. The gold standard of treatment for torticollis are botulism toxin injections into the muscles.
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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Dr. Hallie Robbins
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
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In brief: Torticollis

Torticollis = an involuntary spasmodic condition also known as 'wry neck' or cervical dystonia.
The neck can be stuck or unable to stay away from twisting in a particular way. Typically there are 4 muscle patterns holding the head and neck forward, back, sideways, turned, or in combination. The condition can be painful. St can occur in babies; most sters are adults 2ary posttrauma or 1ary ? Cause.

In brief: Torticollis

Torticollis = an involuntary spasmodic condition also known as 'wry neck' or cervical dystonia.
The neck can be stuck or unable to stay away from twisting in a particular way. Typically there are 4 muscle patterns holding the head and neck forward, back, sideways, turned, or in combination. The condition can be painful. St can occur in babies; most sters are adults 2ary posttrauma or 1ary ? Cause.
Dr. Hallie Robbins
Dr. Hallie Robbins
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