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Are you suddenly unable to move your neck?

Are you suddenly unable to move your neck? Did you wake up that way on this cold morning, wondering what you did to cause it. Most likely you are suffering from Torticollis.

Torticollis is a condition that causes the head to be tilted or turned to one side. This can cause discomfort, pain, and limited mobility. Chiropractic care can be an effective treatment option for those with Torticollis.

Torticollis often has an insidious onset, with seemingly no cause. We often just wake up with a stiff neck, unable to turn our head one direction or both.

Chiropractors are trained to identify and correct motion restrictions in the spine and surrounding tissues, which can lead to improved nerve function and overall health. In the case of Torticollis, a restriction in the neck may be causing the symptoms.

During a chiropractic appointment, the chiropractor will perform a postural assessment and orthopedic exam to assess the spine. They will then use massage, stretches, spinal adjustments, or manipulations, to correct any movement restrictions in the neck and spine.

These adjustments can help improve nerve function and promote better mobility in the affected area. The chiropractor may also recommend exercises or stretches to help strengthen the muscles and improve range of motion. Our Chiropractors are also trained in Dry needling, photobiomodulation and kinesiotaping along with other skills to help get you feeling better.

Chiropractic care is typically considered safe and non-invasive. Patients with Torticollis may experience some mild discomfort during the adjustments, but this usually subsides quickly.

In addition to chiropractic care, it is important to maintain proper posture and avoid activities that exacerbate the condition. We prefer you not to use heat packs on Torticollis. However,  it is important to keep your neck warm on chilly days like today.

In conclusion, chiropractic care can be an effective treatment for Torticollis. By identifying and correcting movement restrictions in the spine, chiropractors can help reduce pain and improve mobility in the affected area. If you are experiencing symptoms of Torticollis, consider consulting with a chiropractor to see if chiropractic care is right for you.

Written By Georgina Smith Chiropractor

Georgie has owned and worked at Hands On Health for the last 17years. She has a Bachelor of Chiropractic Science, a Masters of Chiropractic and a Post-grad Diploma in Paediatric Chiropractic but enjoys treating all age groups. Georgie offers 30minute chiropractic consults with a strong muscular focus and restoring optimum movement to the spinal joints. To book an appointment with Georgie, CLICK HERE

 


May 8, 2023
Georgina Smith