Torticollis

Are you experiencing any of the following symptoms?

  • Neck pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Headache
  • Arm pain

Often referred to as “wry” neck, “Torticollis” simply means twisted neck, where the tissues of the joint become painfully inflamed causing the muscles of the neck (mainly the sternocleidomastoid muscle) to clamp down in a state of prolonged spasm. Causes range from fractures, tumours, and herniated discs to infections, neuro-ocular problems, and certain medication side effects.

How do Chiropractors treat Torticollis?

Cox® Certified practitioners at Malvern Chiropractic Clinic and Melbourne Spine Clinic use conservative, non-invasive Cox® Technic flexion distraction to treat torticollis.

While Massage alone can provide some relief, it fails to address the underlying mechanical disorder that is spuring on the shortened muscle in the first place.

Chiropractors treat Torticollis by a carefully administered adjustment aimed at rectifying the mechanical dysfunction bringing about relief and correction.

References:
Souza. Differential diagnosis and management for the chiropractor. Jones & Bartlett 2009
Barge. Torticollis: the cervical slipped disc syndrome.  Bawden Bros., Inc.  Davenport, Iowa.  1984.
Bolton.  Torticollis:  a review of aetiology, pathology, diagnosis, and treatment.  Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics. 8 (1): 29-31.  1985.

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