Congenital Torticollis

Diagram of the Cervical Spine (neck) showing normal anatomy
Diagram of the Cervical Spine (neck) showing normal anatomy

Congenital muscular torticollis, a painless form of head tilting, is the most common cause of a wry-neck posture in the infant. It is often discovered during the first 6 to 8 weeks of life.

"Congenital" means a condition that is present at birth. Congenital torticollis occurs at or shortly after birth.

4 November, 2012