Torticollis

  • Contraction of the neck muscles
  • Symptoms may include twisting and turning of the head with neck pain and stiffness
  • Cause unknown
  • Cannot be spread from person to person
  • Affects males and females but more common in females
  • Can occur at any age
  • May be mild to severe
  • Not life threatening

  • Decrease your level of stress where possible. Don’t be afraid to ask for help
  • Get plenty of rest
  • Try sensory tricks such as touching the opposite cheek or neck

 

FOR PAIN

  • Apply hot or cold packs to the area
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Distraction
  • Over-the-counter medicine (refer to manufacturer’s recommendations for dosage):
    • Acetaminophen
    • Ibuprofen

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