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Spasmodic Torticollis

Spasmodic Torticollis: Introduction

Spasmodic Torticollis: It is a chronic neurological movement disorder causing the neck to involuntarily turn to the left, right, upwards, and/or downwards. The condition is also referred to as "cervical dystonia". Both agonist and antagonist muscle contract simultaneously during dystonic movement. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Spasmodic Torticollis is available below.

Symptoms of Spasmodic Torticollis

  • Involuntary twisting of neck
  • Neck pain
  • Neck involuntarily pulled forwards, backwards or sideways
  • Involuntary contraction of neck muscles
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Definitions of Spasmodic Torticollis:

A twisted neck symptom that is caused by the spasmodic involuntary muscle contractions in the neck region. - (Source - Diseases Database)

Spasmodic Torticollis is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Spasmodic Torticollis, or a subtype of Spasmodic Torticollis, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)


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