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68 Possible Causes for Head Tilted Backward

  • Oculopharyngeal Muscular Dystrophy

    J Neurol. 2012 Aug;259(8):1546-52. doi: 10.1007/s00415-011-6374-5. Epub 2012 Jan 10. Author information 1 Molecular Genetics Department, Hospital Sant Joan de Déu, C/Santa Rosa 39, (Edifici docent), 08950 Esplugues, Barcelona, Spain. Abstract Oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy is an autosomal dominant adult-onset[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Kearns Sayre Syndrome

    Spinocerebellar ataxias are a group of autosomal dominant cerebellar degenerative disorders, which are characterized by clinical and genetic variability. Spinocerebellar ataxia type 7 (SCA7) is less variable in clinical presentation than other SCAs. We present a pediatric patient with 13 and 70 trinucleotide CAG repeats[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Eyeball Injury

    Hints for using eye drops or ointments always wash your hands before applying eye drops or ointments gently pull the lower eyelid down whilst tilting the head backwards drop[healthywa.wa.gov.au] To flush your eye, you should: stand over a sink, cup your hands and put your face into the running water hold a glass of water to your eye and tilt your head backwards (do[hse.ie]

  • Foreign Body in the Eye

    Hints for using eye drops or ointments always wash your hands before applying eye drops or ointments gently pull the lower eyelid down whilst tilting the head backwards drop[healthywa.wa.gov.au]

  • Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo

    Dix-Hallpike test Alternative maneuver: Patient sits sideways wearing Frenzel goggles Tilt patient's head approximately 25 backwards Lie patient on their side Positive test[amboss.com] Sudden movements of the head typically make you feel dizzy – for instance, when you turn or tilt your head down, to the side or backwards, lie down, turn over while lying[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Whiplash Injury

    Tilt your head side to side, as if you are holding your phone between your ear and shoulder. Move the neck forward toward the chest and backward.[health.clevelandclinic.org]

  • Ptosis

    […] her head backward in order to see better Treatment and Drugs When the droopy upper eyelid causes complaints of decreased superior visual field, the suggested treatment is[umkelloggeye.org] In severe cases, it may be necessary to tilt your head backward in order to see from under the eyelid.[snec.com.sg] Symptoms Droopy upper eyelids or eyebrows Decreased superior visual field or need to lift the eyelids or eyebrows to see better A child with congenital ptosis may tilt his[umkelloggeye.org]

  • Blepharophimosis

    This also leads to head tilted backwards with chin up position and brows get pulled upwards which lends a distinct facial appearance.[hxbenefit.com] The infant assumed a characteristic "chin-up" posture with her head tilted backward. She could open her eyelids only with her thumbs.[healio.com] To compensate for the ptosis, affected persons assume a characteristic posture with the head tilted backwards, the brow furrowed, and the chin arched upward.[bpes.org.uk]

  • Torticollis

    Management Positioning head opposite affected side Padded bricks Sandbags Passive Stretching Rotate infants head to affected side Tilt head backwards (extend) away from affected[fpnotebook.com] […] to tilt or turn sideways, bend forward or backward, or jerk abnormally Note: Torticollis may occur secondary to an injury or a preexisting condition (such as a musculoskeletal[merriam-webster.com] […] painful condition characterized by involuntary intermittent or sustained contraction of the muscles of the neck (such as the sternocleidomastoid or trapezius) that causes the head[merriam-webster.com]

  • Cervical Osteoarthritis

    Tilt your head backwards so you can see the ceiling, hold, and then bring your head back down. Isometric exercises Do not hold your breath as you do these.[mtatva.com] Bring your head back up. Tilt your head straight over towards your left ear, hold, and return it to the centre. Do the same on the right side.[mtatva.com]

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