Torticollis Symptoms and Signs
- Because spasmodic torticollis is an abnormal contraction of the muscle in one side of the neck, people will appear with their head turned to one side. Neck muscles and those between the neck and shoulder will be tense and tender.
- People with acute torticollis will be unwilling to turn their head to one side or may have their head turned slightly away from the side of discomfort.
- Other symptoms may include shoulder pain, back pain, headache, neck cramps, muscle tightness, or burning sensations.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 11/27/2012
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