What are the Causes Of Torticollis?
The exact cause for torticollis is idiopathic (not known). However, it is most commonly seen in first-born children. Some of the most prominent pre-disposing factors for torticollis include
Congenital causes of torticollis
- Abnormal position of the head and neck of the baby, while in motherís uterus.
- Birth injury causing damage to neck muscles, bones and nerves.
- Inadequate blood supply to the babyís neck, while in motherís uterus.
- Due to inheritance of a defective gene.
Acquired causes of torticollis
- Neck injury / head trauma
- Neck sprain
- Tumor in the neck
- Severe neck burns
- Vigorous neck movement
- Bad neck posture
- Use of certain antipsychotic drugs, or neuroleptics