Infantile Torticollis

Torti-what? “Torticollis”, latin for ‘twisted neck’, is a condition which may arise and present in an individual at any stage during their life, including infancy. While many diagnostic terms or anatomical names can leave you scratching your head as to how that name came to be, “twisted neck” is a visually descript representation for how the affected individual appears. SCM – the “Twisted Neck” Muscle Individuals, including babies, experiencing torticollis visibly show altered posture of the head and neck, where the head appears tilted to the side, and turned either right or left . This is because musculoskeletal torticollis usually involves contraction of the muscle “sternocleidomastoid” (aka SCM). Each person has two SCM muscles – one on the left and … Read More