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Spasmodic torticollis, also known as cervical dystonia, is a medical condition in which the muscles of the neck involuntarily contract and causes the posture of the head to�abnormally twist or turn to it�s side or in some cases, tilt forward or backward. Torticollis may also cause muscle spasms or pinched nerves that could result in symptoms of pain and discomfort.�

The symptoms are known to progress gradually and reach a stage where the condition stabilizes. A person affected by cervical dystonia may experience�abnormal head movements towards a single direction or in different directions.�Other symptoms include neck pain that radiates from the neck to the shoulders accompanied by severe headaches.

Dr. Alex Jimenez D.C.,C.C.S.T’s insight:

Spasmodic torticollis, also referred to as cervical dystonia, is a rare medical condition that can occur at any age but is most often found in middle aged people and in women more than men.�The symptoms of torticollis in the neck can be alleviated with stretches and exercises focused on strengthening the cervical area to restore the natural function of the neck.

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