Results for: Torticollis

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What is spasmodic torticollis?

a disorder of unknown cause, manifested as a restricted dystonia, localized to some of the neck muscles, especially the sternomastoid and trapezius; occurs in adults and tends (MORE)

How is torticollis diagnosed?

Diagnosis of torticollis is aided by an electrical study (electromyography ) that can detect overactive muscles. Imaging studies, including x rays, may be done to rule out oth (MORE)
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Can torticollis be painful?

Pain in the neck, back, or shoulder affects more than two-thirds of all people with torticollis. Pain may spread to the arm or hand.
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Who gets torticollis?

Torticollis most commonly begins between age 30-60, with females affected twice as often as males. According to the National Spasmodic Torticollis Association, torticollis aff (MORE)
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What kinds of torticollis are there?

Cervical dystonia causes forward twisting, and is called antecollis. Backward twisting is known as retrocollis.
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Can torticollis be cured?

Spontaneous remission is seen in up to 20% of patients, most often those patients with older onset and milder symptoms. Dystonia may spread to affect other regions of the body (MORE)

What drugs treat torticollis?

A variety of oral drugs are available to relax muscles, including baclofen. For a subgroup of patients, L-dopa provides effective relief. Denervation of the involved neck musc (MORE)