Congenital muscular torticollis, also called twisted neck, is a condition in which an infant is born holding their head tilted to one side. Torticollis is typically noticed when an infant is 6 to 8 weeks old and is more common in firstborn children.
Common signs and symptoms related to congenital muscular torticollis are:
Note: As the mass resolves, a scar will appear on the affected neck muscle. This scar will determine how tight or how much torticollis the child will have later on.
To determine if your child has congenital muscular torticollis, your specialized doctor may take an X-ray.
If your child has congenital muscular torticollis, there may be other conditions that need to be evaluated, such as hip dysplasia.
Possible treatments our doctors may offer or recommend to treat your child’s congenital muscular torticollis include: