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.

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Consult a doctor for medical advice

Sources:  Mayo Clinic and others.


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Cases per year

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

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