Craniosacral Therapy For Torticollis

Torticollis – New2018-08-20T04:37:40+00:00

What is Torticollis?

Torticollis is a condition of trauma, with a cranial, spinal and muscular component. The side of involvement almost always has a misaligned temporal bone, C1 and C2 fixation (rotation/flexion) and shortening of the sternocleidomastoid muscle.

The primary and most significant issue is the cranial misalignment, which often also includes plagiocephaly (flat head syndrome).

Symptoms of Torticollis

Although signs and symptoms of torticollis can vary, many individuals display similar symptoms. Below are the most common signs and symptoms infants and young children show, which include:

  • Headaches (which is difficult to determine in infants)
  • Head tremors
  • Neck pain
  • Constantly leaning the head in only one direction
  • Awkward chin position (pointing sideways)
  • Neck muscle stiffness
  • Muscle swelling in neck (may be present right after birth)

Torticollis In Infants

During the birthing process the parietal bones fold over the frontal and occipital bones and between the temporal bones temporarily during vaginal delivery and passage into the world. However, during delivery, a head that is pulled and twisted in order to get the baby out, unchecked, can leave that newborn with an undetected misaligned cranium permanently. Untreated, imperfect expression of health then often becomes evident immediately or later in life.

Torticollis Treatment

Chiropractic care and Craniosacral Therapy for Torticollis treatment can completely reverse Torticollis if addressed early enough and given ample time with appropriate and skilled hands-on treatments.

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