Torticollis is a fixed tilt or rotation of the head and neck. With torticollis, the head can be tipped toward the shoulder, forward, or backwards. This condition is symptomatic of a prolonged involuntary muscle contraction, which causes the turning of the head. To be fixed, a multi-phase process is required. At Bolingbrook Family Chiropractic, our knowledgeable staff is highly trained in treating torticollis safely and effectively.
Upon initial consultation, we will first evaluate a patient’s individual case and symptoms. Although torticollis can be inherited or acquired, at Bolingbrook Family Chiropractic we have the ability to treat both types of patients. To help our patients with torticollis, we will adjust the neck and perform strengthening and stretching exercises to alleviate the symptoms. Symptoms of torticollis include limited range of motion in the head and neck, headaches, neck pain, stiffness, and/or swelling. We may also use massage and direct heat application to assist in patient’s recovery. Depending on the severity of the patient’s case, our treatment plans will vary.
If you notice signs of torticollis in your infant, it’s important to act fast! Torticollis should be addressed early in infants and toddlers so we may help balance the muscles and allow them to develop optimally. We advise parents of children who have torticollis to seek our chiropractic expertise. Babies and toddlers require gentle adjustments, and we are trained to fix the problem area in a tender way. There are many studies showing the great effectiveness of chiropractic treatment with this condition.
Regardless of the torticollis condition, we provide services for all situations. It’s better to get started early, so give us a call and schedule an appointment!
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