College of Osteopathic Medicine Faculty Articles

Title

Refractory Torticollis After a Fall

Publication Title

Journal of the American Osteopathic Association

Volume

100

Issue

3

Publication Date / Copyright Date

3-1-2000

First Page

148

Last Page

150

Abstract

Though multiple medical and psychiatric causes of torticollis have been described, cervical dystonias resulting from distant somatic dysfunctions have not. This article describes the treatment of a 62-year-old woman in whom refractory retrotorticollis of surmised pelvic etiology developed after a fall. Structurally, cervical dystonias have been addressed as problems that originate in the head and neck, but this limited view of the musculoskeletal component of torticollis may prevent physicians from directing osteopathic manipulative treatment to the underlying problem.

Disciplines

Medical Specialties | Medicine and Health Sciences | Osteopathic Medicine and Osteopathy

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