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Torticollis (cont.)

Torticollis Surgery

Surgery is reserved only for a few selective cases. In this treatment, some of the upper neck nerves are selectively severed to prevent muscle contraction. Surgical treatment often helps, but frequently the neck will return to its twisting position after several months.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/9/2014

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Torticollis (from the Latin torti, meaning twisted and collis, meaning neck) manifests as involuntary contractions of the neck muscles, leading to abnormal postures and movements of the head.

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