Providers at Advantage Physical Therapy can help treat patients with torticollis in the Falls Church, Virginia area.
Torticollis is a condition where the neck twists to one side, causing the head to tilt. It is often referred to as wry neck or loxia. This disorder can occur due to a family history when the twist is due to involuntary spasms of the neck muscles. It can also result from bending or twisting your neck too far.In both situations, with proper care and therapy the neck muscles can be rehabilitated to maintain the correct position without causing discomfort to the patient. There are five forms of torticollis including:
Signs of torticollis in adults and children include tilt or rotation in the head towards one side of the body and pain when the patient attempts to straighten the neck. Torticollis may present tightness in the neck or a noticeable lump in the neck muscle. Some of the additional problems associated with torticollis include:
Torticollis treatment focuses on relaxing the contracted neck muscles. Some of the specific treatments include manual therapy for the muscles, physical therapy exercises and treatments, physical devices to encourage proper alignment and in some cases medication and surgery. Physical therapy is often the primary treatment for Torticollis. Physical therapy will help to:
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