Torticollis

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SpineFit Provides Safe, Effective Torticollis Treatment

Torticollis (aka “wry neck”) is a word that literally means “twisted neck”. It happens to roughly 2% of newborn babies in North America. Symptoms include babies not being able to turn their head in one direction and a head that tilts toward one shoulder while the chin points toward the other. It may not cause neck pain initially but it can later in life. Nevertheless, without prompt, gentle treatment from your chiropractor, the condition can negatively impact your child. If you live in the Terrace area, contact SpineFit for gentle, effective torticollis correction.

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How Did My Baby Get Torticollis?

In babies and infants, torticollis often happens due to the stress on the neck muscles during the birthing process. A baby may also be born with it due to the way he or she was positioned in the womb, or if the infant was breech. This is called congenital torticollis.

Dr. Davis Lindsay has personally seen firsthand older children who were never treated for a case of torticollis as babies. This can lead to other spinal problems such as scoliosis, uneven or asymmetrical growth in the limbs and other back problems. The good news for parents is that chiropractic care can successfully and gently resolve torticollis in newborns and infants.

Affordable Sciatica Chiropractor in Terrace
Affordable Sciatica Chiropractor in Terrace

Chiropractic Care for Torticollis Encourages Optimal Baby, Infant and Child Development

Gentle chiropractic care can restore proper neck posture in infants so that the rest of the nervous system can get back to correctly regulating growth and development right away.  For chiropractic care in infants, our chiropractor may use gentle hands on adjustments or use a device called an Arthrostim. It’s a small, hand-held instrument with a soft tip that he can use to very gently and precisely correct vertebral subluxations in a baby’s neck. Parents are often amazed at how quickly this can restore correct neck posture in their children. This un-pinches nerves in the neck, enabling them to function correctly so the baby can enjoy healthy growth and development.