An old term that stands for “Torticollis”, it describes an injury
in which the neck becomes stuck and rotates to the side. It happens mostly to children due to their active lifestyles. They strain their neck repeatedly throughout the day playing. Later, they fall asleep with their head twisted to the side, and when they awake the cervical joints lock, thus keeping the head in
a rotated position. Children tend to heal very quickly if intervention is immediate.
Doctor’s Treatment Plan
The treatment plan will include only natural healing procedures to remedy the condition. A combination of ultrasound, modalities of ice and heat, and specific pressure point massage will assist in the healing process. In some instances a soft collar is used to help reduce the pressure of the head on the neck. All treatments are performed in the presence of the child’s guardian.
Note: It should always be considered that not all injuries are spinal related, and therefore not all injuries can be fully corrected with the benefit of chiropractic medicine. Further, the injury profiles and recommendations for treatment should in no way be used as a substitute for the care of a physician.