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Diseases » Torticollis » Summary

What is Torticollis?

What is Torticollis?

  • Torticollis: Twisted neck.
  • Torticollis: A symptom, not a disease, of a twisted neck. In most instances, the head is tipped toward one side and the chin rotated toward the other. The involuntary muscle contractions in the neck region of patients with torticollis can be due to congenital defects, trauma, inflammation, tumors, and neurological or other factors.
    Source - Diseases Database
  • Torticollis: an unnatural condition in which the head leans to one side because the neck muscles on that side are contracted.
    Source - WordNet 2.1

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

Torticollis: Introduction

Types of Torticollis:

Types of Torticollis:

Broader types of Torticollis:

How serious is Torticollis?

Complications of Torticollis: see complications of Torticollis

What causes Torticollis?

Causes of Torticollis: see causes of Torticollis

What are the symptoms of Torticollis?

Symptoms of Torticollis: see symptoms of Torticollis

Complications of Torticollis: see complications of Torticollis

Can anyone else get Torticollis?

More information: see contagiousness of Torticollis
Inheritance: see inheritance of Torticollis

Torticollis: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Torticollis.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Torticollis.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Torticollis: Orthopedic Surgeon ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Torticollis.
Treatments for Torticollis: see treatments for Torticollis
Research for Torticollis: see research for Torticollis

Name and Aliases of Torticollis

Main name of condition: Torticollis

Other names or spellings for Torticollis:

wry neck

Cervical dystonia Source - Diseases Database

Source - WordNet 2.1

Familial spasmodic torticollis (subtype), Spasmodic torticollis
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Torticollis: Related Conditions

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