Torticollis Explained Torticollis Explained

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Foreword………………………………………………………………… 1
Acknowledgements………………………………………………….. 5
Table of Contents…………………………………………………….. 7
Part 1 – Introduction to Torticollis…………………………. 11
Presentation of Torticollis………………………………………….. 11
Pediatric and Adult Torticollis…………………………………….. 11
Torticollis and SIDS………………………………………………….. 12
Causes of Torticollis in Adults……………………………………. 13
Muscular Fibrosis……………………………………………………. 14
Congenital Spinal Abnormalities………………………………… 14
Toxic Brain Injury – Encephalopathy……………………………. 15
Traumatic Brain Injury………………………………………………. 16
Scarred or Diseased Cervical Vertebrae…………………….. 17
Arthritis…………………………………………………………………… 17
Tonsillitis…………………………………………………………………. 17
Retropharyngeal Abscess………………………………………… 18
Swollen Lymph Nodes……………………………………………… 18
Brain Tumors………………………………………………………….. 19
Tuberculosis of the Spine…………………………………………. 19
Ideopathic Torticollis…………………………………………………. 20
Causes of Pediatric Torticollis…………………………………… 20
Muscular Damage at Birth………………………………………… 21
Sternocleidomastoid Tumor………………………………………. 22
Klippel-Feil Syndrome………………………………………………. 22
Acquired Torticollis in Infants……………………………………… 23
Self-Limited Incidents……………………………………………….. 23
Posterior Fossa Tumors…………………………………………… 23
Throat, Ear, and Adenoid Infections……………………………. 24
Drug Reactions……………………………………………………….. 24
Part 2 – Understanding Torticollis in Depth…………… 25
Symptoms of Torticollis…………………………………………….. 25
Symptoms in Children……………………………………………… 25
Symptoms in Adults…………………………………………………. 26
Diagnosis of Torticollis……………………………………………… 27
Electromyogram……………………………………………………… 27
X-Rays…………………………………………………………………… 28
Differential Diagnosis Considerations………………………… 28
Treatment of Torticollis…………………………………………….. 30
Treatment for Infants……………………………………………….. 30
Physical Therapy For Adults……………………………………… 31
Medications and Torticollis………………………………………… 32
Botulinum Toxin……………………………………………………….. 33
Denervation Surgery…………………………………………………. 34
Deep Brain Stimulation…………………………………………….. 35
Alternative Torticollis Treatments……………………………….. 36
Massage and Chiropractic Care………………………………… 36
Acupuncture……………………………………………………………. 37
Home Remedies……………………………………………………… 38
Possible Complications……………………………………………. 39
Prognosis in Torticollis Cases……………………………………. 39
Part 3 – Frequently Asked Questions……………………… 41
Selected Case Studies and References…………………….. 49
Botulinum Toxin in Torticollis Treatment………………………. 49
Outcome of Congenital Torticollis Treatment……………….. 50
Manual Stretching in Congenital Torticollis…………………… 51
Deep Brain Stimulation and Torticollis…………………………. 52
Remission in Spasmodic Torticollis……………………………. 53
Afterword………………………………………………………………… 57
Relevant Websites…………………………………………………… 61
Glossary…………………………………………………………………. 63
Index………………………………………………………………………. 67

 

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Frederick Earlstein

I love to write medical education books. My books are written for everyone in an easy to read and understandable style. Some of my other titles available on Amazon (and various other book retailers) are “Degenerative Disc Disease Explained” (ISBN 978-0-989658-48-5)”Scabies and Lice Explained” (ISBN 978-1-941070-01-7) – “Sinusitis, Hay Fever, Allergic Rhinitis Explained” (ISBN 978-1-941070-02-4)…. and many more to come! Many of my titles are also available for Kindle on Amazon and as digital eBooks from various online retailers.

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