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Torticollis Spasm Twisted Neck help chiropractic

2 Jun

Torticollis – Spasmed and Twisted Neck

 What is torticollis?

Torticollis is when the neck is “stuck” in position that prevents a person, often a child or infant, from moving.  The neck is typically stuck in a tilted and slightly turned position, but can be stuck in many different positions.

What is done to help torticollis neck?

In the past, medical efforts were done to surgically cut the muscles.  Fortunately now chiropractors can specifically align the shifted bone in the neck without surgery.  By addressing the shifted bone, it can assist the spasms in the neck muscles.  By addressing the shifted bone in the neck (the shifted bond in the neck is called a subluxation) it can also “reset” reflexes along the neck which can greatly help the person to improve the condition of their neck.

How do you know if you have torticollis?

Torticollis is quite a dramatic experience for a patient or a family.  It is painful when your neck is stuck in the wrong position, and very scary to not be able to turn your neck.  Your local chiropractor, including us in Mississauga at Erin Mills Optimum Health, can examine your neck to determine what has happened.  Depending on what has happened, x-rays may be necessary.

Stories of young children with torticollis:

I remember a specific case where a father carried in his son to our chiropractic clinic in his pajamas early on a Saturday morning.  The family was so worried about the situation, but fortunately I was able to locate the specific bone that had shifted creating his torticollis.  The little boy was able to walk out of the office moving his neck more comfortably.  After checking the boy’s neck and specifically adjusting it using the Activator Methods Chiropractic Technique, he was back to his naturally healthy self within days!
– Dr. Callum Peever – Chiropractor in Mississauga

Below is a video that was shared to me by one of my Chiropractic patients.  It is a story of another young boy who is experiencing a neck spasm that is examined and helped by a Chiropractor in Australia.  Check it out:

(The video address has been changed recently in May 2016 so I will wait to see if it returns before removing the link as it was a great video. – CP)

There are also cases of young infants with torticollis that are helped with chiropractic care.  Check them out here:

Reduction of Congenital Torticollis in a Four Month Old Child with Vertebral Subluxation: A Case Report & Review of Literature

Resolution of Torticollis, Breastfeeding Difficulties & Cranial Distortion in a Twin Infant Undergoing Chiropractic Care for Vertebral Subluxation: A Case Report & Review of the Literature
-From the abstract: The above “case report provides supporting evidence that infants born with muscular torticollis, cranial distortion and difficulty breastfeeding may benefit from chiropractic care.”

If you are experiencing torticollis in Mississauga, schedule a Chiropractic exam to see if your case is a chiropractic case.  Contact us

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