Friday, July 20, 2018 by Michelle Simmons
Spasmodic torticollis, the most common type of focal dystonia, is a condition in which the muscles that control the neck are locked into a sustained involuntary contraction. In this condition, the head twists or turns painfully to one side. The head may also tilt forward or backward. In some cases, the condition goes away without treatment, although there is a risk of recurrence. This condition can occur to anyone. However, it is most commonly seen in people who are between 40 to 60 years old, and affects more women than men.
The cause of torticollis, such as spasmodic torticollis, is not known. However, in some cases, it can develop due to an underlying condition and be considered as a secondary condition. It may develop due to the use of certain drugs, such as antipsychotics or certain nausea medications with dopamine receptor blocking activity. Spasmodic torticollis is also referred to as cervical dystonia or adult torticollis.
The known side effects of spasmodic torticollis include limited movement of the head, headache, head tremor, neck pain, stiffness of the neck muscles, and swelling of the neck muscles. The contraction of the neck muscles, which produce abnormal movements and postures of the neck and head, cannot be controlled.
The body system harmed by spasmodic torticollis is the muscular system.
There is no information on what foods or nutrients prevent spasmodic torticollis.
There is no cure for spasmodic torticollis. However, there are treatment options that can help improve the side effects of the condition. These include the following:
Spasmodic torticollis is a condition in which the muscles that control the neck are locked into a sustained involuntary contraction.
Spasmodic torticollis is the most common type of focal dystonia.
Spasmodic torticollis causes contractions in the neck muscles, limited movement of the head, headache, head tremor, neck pain, stiffness of the neck muscles, and swelling of the neck muscles
Spasmodic torticollis can be treated with heat application, exercises, stress management techniques, and neck brace.
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