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1,576 Possible Causes for Torticollis

  • Whiplash Injury

    Finally, rare sequelae of whiplash include torticollis, transient global amnesia, esophageal perforation, and descending mediastinitis.[whiplashinfo.se] See separate Neck Pain (Cervicalgia) and Torticollis article.[patient.info] In acute cases the picture may be torticollis-like. [6] Facet Joint Problems Whiplash may also lead to problems at the level of the zygapophyseal joint capsules. [9] Lord[physio-pedia.com]

  • Fibromyalgia

    Outcome measures included the Toronto Western Spasmodic Torticollis Rating Scale, or TWSTRS, and the frequency of AEs.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

    Recent years have brought growing recognition of the need for clinical criteria for myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), which is also called chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). An Expert Subcommittee of Health Canada established the Terms of Reference, and selected an Expert Medical Consensus Panel representing treating[…][doi.org]

  • Parapharyngeal Abscess

    The combination of a parapharyngeal abscess and torticollis in an adult, due to a spastic contraction of the sterno-cleido-mastoid muscle is an extremely rare condition.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Torticollis and fever were present in all the patients. The mean length of hospital stay was 7 days. There were no complications associated.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] After one week of antibiotherapy, fever persisted with onset of torticollis. A diagnosis of tuberculosis was considered. Tuberculin skin test was positive at 16.5 mm.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Retropharyngeal Abscess

    Here we report a rare case of retropharyngeal abscess with a complication of torticollis.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Major signs and symptoms on physical examination include fever, hypersalivation, odynophagia, reduced oral intake, sore throat, swelling on the neck, torticollis, limitation[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The presenting symptoms, for all patients, were fever, odynophagia, torticollis, and trismus, and the clinical examination showed bulging of the posterior wall of the oropharynx[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Spasmodic Torticollis

    When other conditions lead to spasmodic torticollis, it is said that the spasmodic torticollis is secondary.[en.wikipedia.org] In order to better define it, characterizations are added, like acute torticollis, congenital torticollis, chronic torticollis, or acquired torticollis, idiopathic or secondary[symptoma.com] Familial spasmodic torticollis occurs more often than has been generally recognized.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Arnold-Chiari Malformation Type 1

    Clinical manifestations of types I-III include TORTICOLLIS ; opisthotonus; HEADACHE ; VERTIGO ; VOCAL CORD PARALYSIS ; APNEA ; NYSTAGMUS, CONGENITAL ; swallowing difficulties[hon.ch]

  • Congenital Muscular Torticollis

    The incidence of congenital torticollis in association with plagiocephaly is 1 in 300 newborns, with the torticollis resulting from pathologically sustained contraction of[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] This is the first report, to our knowledge, of a child with torticollis due to saccular dysfunction.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Three cases of torticollis involving infants are presented. In each case, fine-needle aspiration revealed a benign fibrous lesion, ruling out malignancy.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Brain Neoplasm

    Continuum (Minneap Minn). 2015 Apr;21(2 Neuro-oncology):480-6. doi: 10.1212/01.CON.0000464183.35322.5f. Abstract Neurologists are often on the front lines of diagnosis for primary and metastatic brain tumors. Patients with brain tumors typically have multiple comorbidities and pain generators beyond headache,[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Phenothiazine Poisoning

    […] the extrapyramidal reaction, the clinical can be seen in the following three categories: tremor paralysis syndrome; sit still (akathisia); acute tension disorders such as torticollis[healthfrom.com] Extrapyramidal Symptoms: Akathisia, agitation, motor restlessness, dystonic reactions, trismus, torticollis, opisthotonus, oculogyric crises, tremor, muscular rigidity, akinesia[rxlist.com] These reactions are characterized by spastic contraction of discrete muscle groups and may include torticollis, opisthotonos, carpopedal spasm, trismus, difficulty swallowing[drugs.com]

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