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Congenital Torticollis question...

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lunarx Mon 04-Jul-05 09:37:18

i have a friend in the US who's 3 month old son has this (Congenital Torticollis or 'twisted neck') her doctor told her that it is not very serious and should correct itself, but i am wondering if any other moms here have had children diagnosed with this and what was the outcome?

thanks in advance

jenkins88 Mon 04-Jul-05 12:25:42

I've heard of torticollis, where the muscles in the neck are tighter on one side, but I don't know if 'congenital torticollis' is the same thing. If it's the same then your friends baby might benefit from some stretching exercises. There's quite a lot of advice on the internet, especially on 'plagio' websites.


ruty Mon 04-Jul-05 13:08:56

try a good chiropractor specializing in infants.

lunarx Mon 04-Jul-05 14:55:04

thanks jenkins, will have a look for the plagio websites..

haven Mon 04-Jul-05 15:41:24

my neice was a twin, while inside her neck was held in one position. well to make along story short, they got an ot or something and twice a week they brought her in to stretch. in the mean time, mommy stretched her neck. not hard just to get the muscles to do right. it still shows a tinny tiny bit, but only if you know her, and they are three now., but before her head looked like it would fall off.

Saacsmum Wed 06-Jul-05 10:15:32

Hi there, my son had torticollis when he was born. He had physio for about 4 weeks and it came right. Although he does still have a side preference, he can turn his neck absolutely fine both ways.

lunarx Fri 08-Jul-05 14:40:20

thanks again for the responses

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