Did you know Torticollis or other wise known as wryneck can be treated with chiropractic care? Many people get moderate to severe neck pain with difficulty turning in one direction compared to the other. This is often caused by tightness in your sternocleidomastoid muscle or SCM muscle for short as it is an important muscle to help with neck movement. Torticollis is often caused by trauma such as during a car accident or other traumatic event. Many of the patients that I have seen in my 30 year career as a chiropractor in Roseville develop torticollis from an unknown onset. Usually they describe waking up with this severe neck pain, muscle tightness, and lack of movement after an other wise decent night sleep.
Luckily your Roseville chiropractors can help you get out of pain. Light chiropractic manipulation or adjustment to the cervical or neck area, muscle work on the SCM and other surround muscles, ultrasound and light traction are very effective. We have seen hundreds of patients with torticollis in Roseville and know exactly what to do to help them get better. With chiropractic treatment the condition will resolve in about 3 days. Without chiropractic treatment it will take 2-3 weeks. If you need help dealing with torticollis give us a call at our Roseville office. Our number is (916) 784-2727.
Additional treatment that can be done to help torticollis are icing tight muscle, chiropractic treatment, and light massage. These can help to gently restore motion and reduce the pain and muscle spasms associated with this painful neck condition.