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TorticollisTTorticollisTorticollisEnglishOrthopaedics/MusculoskeletalNewborn (0-28 days);Baby (1-12 months)NeckSkeletal muscleConditions and diseasesCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2011-03-11T05:00:00ZDorothy Kim, BHSc, MScPT7.0000000000000069.0000000000000526.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ConditionsHealth A-Z<p>Learn about torticollis, why it happens and what you can do to help your child.</p><h2>What is torticollis?</h2> <figure><span class="asset-image-title">Congenital muscular torticollis</span> <img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/torticollis_CMT_MED_ILL_EN.jpg" alt="Injured muscle in baby’s neck and cheek" /> <figcaption class="asset-image-caption">Torticollis can occur if the sternocleidomastoid muscle is injured during birth. A baby with torticollis will keep their head turned in one direction.</figcaption> </figure> <p>Torticollis is when a muscle of the neck, called the sternocleidomastoid, is shorter on one side of the neck than the other. The tight muscle causes the head to tilt toward the side of the neck with the shortened muscle and the head to be turned away from that side.</p><p>The full name for torticollis is congenital muscular torticollis.</p><h2>Key points</h2><ul><li>Torticollis is when the muscle on one side of the neck is shorter than on the other side. It causes the head to tilt to one side. The baby tends to look away from the tight muscle.</li><li>If your baby only looks in one direction, try to encourage them to look to the less preferred side. A physiotherapist or occupational therapist may need to prescribe specific stretches.</li> <li>Torticollis is sometimes associated with a condition called positional plagiocephaly, which is when the skull becomes flattened when a baby lays on their back or looks in one direction too long.</li></ul><h2>Causes of torticollis</h2> <p>There are different theories as to why torticollis may happen. The muscle can become short if the baby was packed tightly inside the womb during pregnancy. This problem can also occur because the neck muscle was stretched during birth, and the stretched muscle then healed with scar tissue. It would be this scar tissue that causes the muscle to become tight and short. Sometimes, torticollis can develop after your baby is born. This happens if your baby keeps their head turned to one side more than the other. When this happens, the neck muscles can become tight. </p><h2>When to call the doctor</h2> <p>If you feel your baby has limited neck movement, speak to your doctor to learn about other help available. They may refer you to a physiotherapist.</p> <p>After assessing your child's head and neck, the therapist will design a home program for your baby. You may be given exercises and other recommendations. </p>
TorticolisTTorticolisTorticollisFrenchOrthopaedics/MusculoskeletalNewborn (0-28 days);Baby (1-12 months)NeckSkeletal muscleConditions and diseasesCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2011-03-11T05:00:00ZDorothy Kim, BHSc, MScPT7.0000000000000069.0000000000000526.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ConditionsHealth A-Z<p>Information sur le torticolis et la façon de le traiter.</p><h2>Qu’est-ce qu’un torticolis?</h2><p>Le torticolis se produit lorsqu’un muscle du cou, appelé muscle sterno-cléido-mastoïdien, est plus petit d’un côté du cou que l’autre. Le muscle tendu ramène la tête du côté où le muscle est le plus petit et la tête est tournée vers ce côté.<br></p><p>Le nom complet du torticolis est torticolis musculaire congénital.</p> <figure> <span class="asset-image-title">Torticolis congénital</span> <img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/torticollis_CMT_MED_ILL_FR.jpg" alt="Muscle blessé dans le cou et la joue d’un bébé" /> <figcaption class="asset-image-caption">Un torticolis peut se manifester si le muscle sterno-cléido-mastoïdien subit une blessure pendant la naissance. Un bébé atteint d'un torticolis a la tête tournée dans un sens.</figcaption> </figure><h2>À retenir</h2> <ul> <li>Le torticolis se produit lorsqu’un muscle du cou est plus court d’un côté que de l’autre. Cela entraîne le basculement de la tête vers un côté. Le bébé a tendance à regarder vers la direction opposée à celle du muscle tendu.</li> <li>Si votre bébé ne regarde que vers une direction, essayez de l’encourager à regarder vers le côté le moins favori. Un physiothérapeute ou un ergothérapeute peut vous prescrire des étirements particuliers.</li> <li>Le torticolis est parfois associé à un état appelé plagiocéphalie positionnelle; c’est la condition où le crâne devient plat lorsque le bébé est allongé sur le dos ou regarde vers une direction pendant trop longtemps.</li> </ul><p>Il existe différentes théories à savoir pourquoi le torticolis peut se produire. Le muscle peut rapetisser si le bébé s’est trouvé à l’étroit dans le ventre pendant la grossesse. Ce problème peut aussi se produire si le muscle du cou a été étiré pendant la naissance et que ce muscle a ensuite guéri à l’aide d’un tissu cicatriciel. C’est ce tissu cicatriciel qui causerait l’étirement et le rapetissement du muscle. Parfois, le torticolis se développe après la naissance du bébé. Cela se produit si votre bébé garde sa tête tournée d’un côté plus que de l’autre. Lorsque cela se produit, les muscles du cou peuvent se tendre. </p><h2>À quel moment appeler le médecin</h2> <p>Si vous croyez que votre bébé est limité dans ses mouvements du cou, parlez-en à un médecin pour connaître d’autres sources d’aide. Il se peut qu’il vous réfère à un physiothérapeute.</p> <p>Après avoir examiné la tête et le cou de votre enfant, le thérapeute élaborera un programme à domicile pour votre bébé. Il se peut que vous ayez des exercices et d’autres recommandations à suivre.</p>
صَعرصصَعرTorticollisUrduNAChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NANANAAdult (19+)NA2011-03-11T05:00:00ZDorothy Kim, BHSc, MScPT69.00000000000007.00000000000000526.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Zصعر اور اسکے علاج کے بارے میں معلومات۔
الصعراالصعرTorticollisArabicOrthopaedics/MusculoskeletalNewborn (0-28 days);Baby (1-12 months)NeckSkeletal muscleConditions and diseasesCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2011-03-11T05:00:00ZDorothy Kim, BHSc, MScPT7.0000000000000069.0000000000000526.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>معلومات عن الصعر وكيف يتم علاجه.</p>
斜颈斜颈TorticollisChineseSimplifiedOrthopaedics/MusculoskeletalNewborn (0-28 days);Baby (1-12 months)NeckSkeletal muscleConditions and diseasesCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2011-03-11T05:00:00ZDorothy Kim, BHSc, MScPT69.00000000000007.00000000000000526.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z介绍斜颈及其治疗方法。<br>

 

 

Torticollis947.000000000000TorticollisTorticollisTEnglishOrthopaedics/MusculoskeletalNewborn (0-28 days);Baby (1-12 months)NeckSkeletal muscleConditions and diseasesCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2011-03-11T05:00:00ZDorothy Kim, BHSc, MScPT7.0000000000000069.0000000000000526.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ConditionsHealth A-Z<p>Learn about torticollis, why it happens and what you can do to help your child.</p><h2>What is torticollis?</h2> <figure><span class="asset-image-title">Congenital muscular torticollis</span> <img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/torticollis_CMT_MED_ILL_EN.jpg" alt="Injured muscle in baby’s neck and cheek" /> <figcaption class="asset-image-caption">Torticollis can occur if the sternocleidomastoid muscle is injured during birth. A baby with torticollis will keep their head turned in one direction.</figcaption> </figure> <p>Torticollis is when a muscle of the neck, called the sternocleidomastoid, is shorter on one side of the neck than the other. The tight muscle causes the head to tilt toward the side of the neck with the shortened muscle and the head to be turned away from that side.</p><p>The full name for torticollis is congenital muscular torticollis.</p><h2>Key points</h2><ul><li>Torticollis is when the muscle on one side of the neck is shorter than on the other side. It causes the head to tilt to one side. The baby tends to look away from the tight muscle.</li><li>If your baby only looks in one direction, try to encourage them to look to the less preferred side. A physiotherapist or occupational therapist may need to prescribe specific stretches.</li> <li>Torticollis is sometimes associated with a condition called positional plagiocephaly, which is when the skull becomes flattened when a baby lays on their back or looks in one direction too long.</li></ul><h2>Causes of torticollis</h2> <p>There are different theories as to why torticollis may happen. The muscle can become short if the baby was packed tightly inside the womb during pregnancy. This problem can also occur because the neck muscle was stretched during birth, and the stretched muscle then healed with scar tissue. It would be this scar tissue that causes the muscle to become tight and short. Sometimes, torticollis can develop after your baby is born. This happens if your baby keeps their head turned to one side more than the other. When this happens, the neck muscles can become tight. </p><h2>Questions about torticollis</h2><h3>Should I be concerned about the lump on my baby's neck?</h3><p>No. The lump that you may be feeling is scar tissue. This is a normal result of the healing process. It is not painful to your child. With specific stretching exercises given to you by a physiotherapist, it should go away in a few months. </p><h3>Why does my child prefer to look in one direction?</h3><p>A child with torticollis may tend to look in only one direction. The shortened neck muscle causes the head to be tilted towards it. The chin turns away from it. This is why your child prefers to look away from the tight muscle. </p><p>If your baby is always on their back or prefers to looks in one direction, part of their skull may become flat. This condition is called <a href="/Article?contentid=24&language=English">positional plagiocephaly</a>. Positional plagiocephaly means flattening of the skull. Torticollis and plagiocephaly are closely associated with one another.</p><h3>What should I do if my child only looks in one direction?</h3> <figure> <img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/torticollis_exercise_tummy_time_behind_EQUIP_ILL_EN.jpg" alt="View from behind of baby lying on their tummy, turning their head toward a toy beside them" /> </figure> <p>If your baby prefers to look in one direction, you should encourage them to look to the less-preferred side until they look equally in both directions. Your baby may have a tight muscle in their neck and they may need specific stretches. You should speak to your doctor or to a physiotherapist for more information. </p><p>In the meantime, here are some things you can do: </p><ul><li>During playtime, use mobiles or brightly coloured toys to encourage your baby to look in the less-preferred direction.</li><li>When you are holding your baby, hold them in a way to encourage them to look in the less-preferred direction.</li><div class="pdf-page-break"><li>If your baby's crib is against the wall, put them at opposite ends of the crib each night. Babies prefer to look out into the room.</li><li>If your baby's crib is not against a wall, move a brightly coloured crib-safe toy to encourage them to look in a different direction each night.</li></div></ul><h2>When to call the doctor</h2> <p>If you feel your baby has limited neck movement, speak to your doctor to learn about other help available. They may refer you to a physiotherapist.</p> <p>After assessing your child's head and neck, the therapist will design a home program for your baby. You may be given exercises and other recommendations. </p>torticollishttps://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/torticollis_CMT_MED_ILL_EN.jpgTorticollisFalse

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