In Line Chiropractic and Wellness Center offers chiropractic care for children with torticollis. Torticollis can be a real pain in the neck. Does your child have limited neck movement or keep their head tilted to one side? These could be symptoms that torticollis is present. Early chiropractic checkups are a safe way to detect torticollis and try to correct it.
What Is Infant Torticollis?
In newborns, torticollis can happen due to positioning in the womb or after a difficult childbirth. This is called infant torticollis or congenital muscular torticollis. It can be present at birth or take 3 months to develop. A baby with torticollis might:
- tilt the head to one side
- look at you over one shoulder instead of turning and following you with their eyes
- If breastfed, have trouble breastfeeding on one side or prefer one breast
- work hard to turn toward you and get upset when unable turn their head completely
How Does The Chiropractor Treat Torticollis?
Chiropractic management of torticollis is directed at reducing cervical spine subluxations, which are commonly present in this condition. Chiropractors use a combination of spinal adjustments, cranial realignment, and soft tissue therapies which can produce a rapid solution in many cases of torticollis in an infant.
Is Chiropractic Care for Torticollis Safe?
Pediatric chiropractic adjustments are very gentle and tailored to their physical build. It doesn’t take much force to adjust infants. If you can restore some movement in the cervical spine, the muscles will go back into a state of ease on their own. That’s why chiropractic treatment is such a great option; no surgery is required.
Call Today If You Think a Chiropractor Would Help Torticollis In Your Child.
Please contact us at 850-565-4445 for infant torticollis questions or to schedule an appointment. Dr. Tucei is ready to help you today.