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Torticollis

Torticollis is a stiff neck associated with muscle spasm, classically causing a condition in which the head is tilted to one side. Pain in neck and shoulders are most commonly a consequence of either incorrect working posture or long lasting, unilateral pressure. This may trigger an unbalance between shoulder and chest muscles which leads to tired and weak muscles in the shoulders. Usually, so called, triggerpoints occurs which contributes to local pain as well as numbness.

Treatment

Except for naprapathic manual treatment, a modified working environment including shorter working periods and more variation is often required in order to prevent torticollis in the future. Exercise and stretching are effective ways of creating balance in the muscles. Ergonomic changes are important to obtain long lasting effects.