Torticollis can be inherited and is seen soon after birth. This form may resolve without treatment.
The most common type causes the chin to pull toward the shoulder. Symptoms include a limited range of head motion, headache, or neck pain.
Injecting botulinum toxin into the affected muscles often reduces the symptoms of torticollis. Physical therapy or surgery also may be needed.
- wry neck
Consult a doctor for medical advice
Sources: Mayo Clinic and others.
Fewer than 200,000 US cases per year
Treatable by a medical professional
Requires a medical diagnosis
Lab tests or imaging rarely required
More common in females
Can last several days or weeks
Urgent medical attention recommended
Present at birth