When our children are young, we perceive every action as potentially negative, but baby is having difficulties in keeping their head stable, it could be an early indicator that something might need attention. In their new blog post, Lindsay E. Mack summarizes what torticollis is, how you might be able to recognize it in your baby, the next steps you should take if you feel like something is wrong and simple things you can do to help you baby’s development get right back on track.
- Torricellis, also known as wryneck, is a condition in which babies’ neck muscles tighten unevenly and cause the infant to tilt his or her head to the side.
- Congenital Muscular Torticollis (CMT), which accounts for a plurality of cases, is often associated with breach births and other complicated pregnancies.
- Unlike many conditions afflicting infants, neck torticollis is relatively easy to detect and to treat with physical therapy.
“Infants may be born with torticollis, or develop it later on, as further explained by the Boston Children’s Hospital.”