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Torticollis refers to a condition in which the sternocleidomastoid muscle is shorter (and sometimes tighter) on one side of the neck, causing the head to tilt toward the shortened muscle, while at the same time the chin rotates in the opposite direction. This condition (also known as wry neck or loxia) can be observed at all ages, from newborn children to adults, and it can be acquired congenitally or postnatally.
Physical therapy can effectively treat infants with congenital muscular torticollis

Physical therapy can effectively treat infants with congenital muscular torticollis

Infants born in withdrawal due to opioid exposure in utero show abnormalities

Infants born in withdrawal due to opioid exposure in utero show abnormalities

Rise in infants with physical abnormalities is linked to opioid exposure during pregnancy, finds study

Rise in infants with physical abnormalities is linked to opioid exposure during pregnancy, finds study

Flat head syndrome does not have consequences beyond cosmetics

Flat head syndrome does not have consequences beyond cosmetics

Duke researchers develop new cell-based drug screening test for dystonia

Duke researchers develop new cell-based drug screening test for dystonia

Early rehabilitation improves neurofunctional outcome after surgery in children with spinal tumors

Early rehabilitation improves neurofunctional outcome after surgery in children with spinal tumors

Ipsen: Dysport Phase IIa clinical trial effective in treatment of NDO

Ipsen: Dysport Phase IIa clinical trial effective in treatment of NDO

Ipsen reports positive initial results from Dysport phase III study in Adult Upper Limb spasticity

Ipsen reports positive initial results from Dysport phase III study in Adult Upper Limb spasticity

Infrared optical head tracker can help diagnose ocular torticollis

Infrared optical head tracker can help diagnose ocular torticollis

Scientists identify gene that causes adult-onset primary cervical dystonia

Scientists identify gene that causes adult-onset primary cervical dystonia

Merz presents XEOMIN clinical data on dystonia at IDS 2011

Merz presents XEOMIN clinical data on dystonia at IDS 2011

Merz launches 'Make Your Mark' campaign to raise awareness on cervical dystonia

Merz launches 'Make Your Mark' campaign to raise awareness on cervical dystonia

Asymmetrical flattening of the skull increasing in infants and young children

Asymmetrical flattening of the skull increasing in infants and young children

Special issue highlights need for specialist evaluation, conservative treatment of infants with DP

Special issue highlights need for specialist evaluation, conservative treatment of infants with DP

Merz introduces new educational website for patients with focal dystonias

Merz introduces new educational website for patients with focal dystonias

Study examines impact of microvascular decompression surgery for type 2 diabetes

Study examines impact of microvascular decompression surgery for type 2 diabetes

Focal dystonia precipitated by odor exposure: First case reported

Focal dystonia precipitated by odor exposure: First case reported

Risk factors for flat head syndrome

Risk factors for flat head syndrome

FDA issues complete response letter to Ipsen for Dysport BLA

FDA issues complete response letter to Ipsen for Dysport BLA

Study contradicts USA warning that an antidepressant can cause congenital abnormalities

Study contradicts USA warning that an antidepressant can cause congenital abnormalities