Posted @withrepost because we can’t share this info enough!!!! Torticollis. It won’t go away on its own or without proper treatment.
Commonly seen in infants, torticollis is a tightening of the sternocleidomastoid muscle (abbreviated SCM) of the neck, which results in a preference for a tilt of the head and/or rotation of the head to one side. Due to the structure of the SCM muscle, the tilt will be toward the same side of the tight muscle, and the rotation will be to the opposite side of the tight muscle. For example: if the SCM on the child’s left side is tight, they will show a preference for a left head tilt and turning their head toward the right. It is not uncommon to see only one symptom; a head tilt or a rotation preference.
Left untreated, torticollis causes a position preference which can result in plagiocephaly (flattening of one side of the head). A rotation preference can also lead to early hand preference and the development of abnormal or asymmetrical movements such as only rolling over one side.
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