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I found this article lacking in its scope and content. Torticollis as such is not a disease, but a symptom caused by very different disease processes. While obviously the bulk of information has been put into the very good article on spasmodic torticollis it left the torticollis article somewhat bastardized. I started the cleanup by describing the symptom torticollis and adding proper reference material and then ordered the remainder into a short overview of the relevant syndroms. The latter is in no way finished, as the acquired infantile torticollis probably should have its own article??? as probably should the congenital torticollis ? !!

However the proper structure of congenital vs acquired torticollis and the differentiation of the latter into acquired infantile and cervical dystonia as well as idiopathic cervical dystonia should now be more obvious.

Additionally I elaborated on torticollis in veterinary medicine. The infamous guinea pig is now correctly labeled as having a head tilt. Proper reference follow shortlySchmunzel (talk) 19:57, 22 January 2013 (UTC)


This article is misleading. Many adults suffer from torticollis. While I am not qualified to write an article, I am qualified to state definitively that this should not be represented as if it were a pediatric disorder.

I have torticollis and my head isnt bent????

I have torticollis and my head is tilted, and very painful. I am 36 years old and I do agree this is not just a pediatric disorder. I am receiving Botox injections to try and help. Do not do any surgury until you know all your options. One day I will walk with a straight head. C. Hill

I am 20, and discovered that I had Torticollis at 18...I am determined to fight this in every way that I can. It has impacted me severely, but I have found a few things that help a bit, such as 1. Keeping warm 2. Proper rest 3. Proper head position while sleeping 4. Supplements such as Phenibut (it does wonders, but you build up a tolerance)...Good luck those of you out there who have it. -J.J.

el medicamento ciertamente cura el aburrimiento de las hormigas en el invierno. otra cosa es el verano con mucho colacao.

Actually, the article should have differentiated congenital muscular torticollis (CMT) from the adult-onset type, which the folks above are referring to. I believe that would have clarified the nomenclature with regards to the age of onset. J. Yoo

A good treatment for torticollis is chiropractic. Chiropractors use precise adjustments to help restore normal range of motion and correct posture, and also helps decrease pain. It should definitely be on the top of the treatment list for anyone with this condition. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:00, 25 February 2009 (UTC)

Do NOT confuse this condition with Spasmodic Torticollis (also called Cervical Dystonia)[edit]

This article was mistakenly linked to the dystonia section of wikipedia. Cervical Dystonia (also called spasmodic torticollis) is NOT a muscular disorder and is NOT the same condition mentioned in this article. "Torticollis" is a general term meaning "turning neck". The condition mentioned in this article is curable and goes away after a short period of time. Spasmodic torticollis is a neurological movement disorder involving the basal ganglia area of the brain and is NOT a temporary condition. I have edited the article to remove any links to dystonia or spasmodic torticollis and have added a short entry (I will expand at a later time) correctly describing spasmodic torticollis. Until I have a chance to properly write the entry for Spasmodic Torticollis, please refer to the following websites for more information:

The type of misinformation perpetrated by the original "Torticollis" article and its attached links is precisely why websites like wikipedia can be so innacurate. Please verify any facts that you find on wikipedia in order to assure that you are receivng correct information. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Nnowlin (talkcontribs) 01:14, 9 March 2007 (UTC).


The article needs an overhaul, to begin with disambiguating the various types of torticollis in the lead, rather than within the sections on each type. --Una Smith (talk) 23:20, 28 December 2008 (UTC)

wouldnt it be an idea to give a short overview on the different forms of torticollis and link to the relevant articles? that way it might be possible for lays to get an proper overview on the matter Schmunzel —Preceding undated comment added 11:13, 22 January 2013 (UTC)

Guinea Pig[edit]

I also find it odd that in a page that primarily discusses the condition in humans uses a picture of a guinea pig as it's picture. If possible it would be good to find a better illustration of the disease in my opinion. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Lordnurgle (talkcontribs) 20:33, 7 April 2012 (UTC)

I agree, poor picture selection — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jared999 (talkcontribs) 18:51, 17 June 2012 (UTC)

I agree as well, the image should be like the one in the Spasmodic torticollis article, depicting a human head and neck. Really, the guinea pigs picture doesn't indicate anything, in fact, why of all the possible animals to depict, would the chosen picture be that of an animal that does not have an obvious neck. From a visual inspection, it's head appears to be directly attached to it's body, making it useless as an illustration of a neck condition. LiamSP (talk) 03:40, 18 June 2012 (UTC)
I replaced the guinea pig with File:Gray1194.png, does that look any better?-- Patrick, oѺ 19:57, 7 August 2012 (UTC)

Advocacy of Chiropractics[edit]

The article suggests chiropractics a few times, as possible treatments (without citations). I don't think it's really appropriate, since I was unable to find anything suggesting the application of Chiropractics in neck muscle spasms, and since chiropractics has little evidence to back up it's practices (there's some evidence that suggests benefits for lower-back pain, but other studies have suggested that it's actually contraindicated for neck disorders), and it's safety is debatable. LiamSP (talk) 03:40, 18 June 2012 (UTC)