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Torticollis

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Torticollis Treatment Options

We offer a full range of treatments for different types of torticollis and the problems that come along with them, including facial imbalance (asymmetry).

In about 90% of babies, muscular torticollis improves during the first year of life. The condition may improve faster if your baby gets physical therapy to stretch his neck muscles.

Surgery for Torticollis

Our orthopedic spinal deformity team offers surgical treatment for children who do not respond to non-surgical treatments. These operations include procedures to:

  • Lengthen neck muscles
  • Fuse abnormal vertebrae
  • Apply devices that hold the neck in a corrected position for a limited period of time

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