The typical patient with pseudotorticollis will present to my clinic with intense neck pain causing the inability to move their head. The symptoms will usually have come on over night without any trauma or other known cause.
The condition is said to be idiopathic (fancy doctor talk for “unknown”). However, I have not had a single pseudotorticollis patient without significant subluxations in their neck, and it is in my opinion that there is a relationship between the two.
I have had great success treating pseudotorticollis in my clinic. My primary goal is to restore motion to the spine with chiropractic adjustments. This helps to relax the muscles in the neck, which are usually in spasm, also it removes the subluxations which are causing much of the pain. Pseudotorticollis responds very quickly to chiropractic care and the patient will usually experience significant relief immediately and become pain free within 2-4 treatments.
If you have any questions regarding Pseudotorticollis, or if you have questions regarding any other injuries or pains that you may have, please feel free to contact me directly at (360) 755-3042. You can also find me on Facebook, Google+ or LinkedIn.