Overview Symptoms Evaluation Treatment questions for doctor specialist Home Care pain control warning signs Outlook Underlying Cause Types congenital torticollis
Neck Spasms Evaluation
- Neck tenderness
- Severe spasm and tightness of the neck muscles on one side
- Spasm in the muscles of the shoulder and upper back
- Decreased range of motion of the neck
- Head stays rotated and tilted to one side
Tests are not necessary to make the diagnosis of torticollis.
Tests that may be used to evaluate torticollis include:
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PubMed Neck Spasms References
- Jhee SS, Zarotsky V, Mohaupt SM, Yones CL, Sims SJ. Delayed onset of oculogyric crisis and torticollis with intramuscular haloperidol. Ann Pharmacother. 2003 Oct;37(10):1434-7. 
- Sa DS, Mailis-Gagnon A, Nicholson K, Lang AE. Posttraumatic painful torticollis. Mov Disord. 2003 Dec;18(12):1482-91. 
- Shim JS, Noh KC, Park SJ. Treatment of congenital muscular torticollis in patients older than 8 years. J Pediatr Orthop. 2004 Nov-Dec;24(6):683-8.