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Torticollis, what is it and how do I recognise it?

Updated: Jul 21, 2021



Torticollis or ‘tilted neck’ is shortening of one of the muscles at the front of the neck. Your baby may have this if he/she;

-Head tilts or rotates to one side.

-Has limited range of motion in head and neck.

-Has asymmetry in your baby’s head and face (flattening on one side of the head).

-you may notice that your breastfed baby prefers one side.

-A small, soft lump in your baby's neck is sometimes present.

The most commonly noticed symptom is plagiocephaly, or a flat spot appearing behind one ear and on the side the child likes to look toward.

This can be treated easily and should be treated sooner rather than later.

If you are concerned about your baby’s head and neck please book an appointment to come and see me!

Phone: 0447934531

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