Thursday, August 4, 2016

90-Second Relief Technique for a Stiff Neck (Wry Neck, Torticollis)- Dr ...


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What is Torticollis? An overview.

Torticollis is the common term for various conditions of head and neck dystonia, which display specific variations in head movements (phasic components) characterized by the direction of movement (horizontal, as if to say "no", or vertical, as if to say "yes"). Such to-and-fro movements of the head can be equal (as in a tremor) or unequal (ie, rapid clonic movements of the head and neck with slow recovery, termed spasmodic). Torticollis is derived from the Latin, tortus, meaning twisted and collum, meaning neck.
Characteristic head tilt often occurs from a tonic component. One example is laterocollis, in which the head is displaced with the ear moved toward the shoulder from increased tone in the ipsilateral cervical muscles. Another is rotational torticollis, in which partial rotation or torsion of the head occurs along the longitudinal axis. In anterocollis, the head and neck are held in forward flexion with increased tone of anterior cervical muscles; in retrocollis, the head and neck are held in hyperextension with increased tone in the posterior cervical muscles.
Torticollis is not a diagnosis but a symptom of diverse conditions. Some of the more common causes include congenital problems, trauma, and infections.
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Definition from another article: 
Torticollis means 'twisted neck'. The most common cause is acute torticollis, often called 'wry neck'. This is a common cause of neck pain and stiffness. It is common to wake up with a 'wry neck'. It usually goes away on its own over a few days, sometimes longer. Painkillers may ease the pain. Gentle neck exercises are usually advised. There are various other less common causes of torticollis.
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Note: If symptom persist consult your doctor.