Torticollis, or stiff neck, is a range of disorders that exhibit the neck to move beyond its standard positioning.
Torticollis occurs from trauma or develops slowly.
Babies can also be born with the condition.
If your family has a history of the condition, it is known as spasmodic torticollis.
This type of stiff neck has a typical characteristic of spontaneous contractions of the neck leaving the individual with abnormal movements or awkward positioning which typically begins between the ages of 31-50.
If left untreated, it can become permanent.
The symptoms of torticollis are:
- Inability to move your head normally
- Uneven shoulders
- Tilting of the chin to one side
- Swollen neck muscles.
Children with torticollis may have delayed motor skills or difficulty with hearing and vision.
Treatment is most successful if it is started early. Dr. Janmohamed, a Calgary Chiropractor, is trained in the diagnosis and management of Torticollis.
At HALO Clinic we see clients who are having difficulty excelling or participating in their activities as a result of torticollis Calgary residents who seek our care can expect a comprehensive approach that may include Chiropractic Manual Therapies, Active Release Therapy, Graston Therapy, Massage Therapy, Exercise Prescription, Orthotics and Acupuncture.
If you are suffering from torticollis and would like to help with pain management or would like to have a complimentary consultation to discuss your condition, then contact us.
If we cannot help you, we will refer you to the best practitioners in Calgary to help with your condition.