Have you had any experience with a baby who had or has Torticollis?

United States
March 23, 2007 2:19pm CST
My daughter was two months old at her regular check up. We thought everything was fine, but it turned out it wasn't. She wouldn't turn her head to the left, so the pediatrician instantly sent us to get x-rays. Within a day, I was called and told to start Physical Therapy as soon as possible. Not knowing what Torticollis was, I did some research on the internet. This is one thing that I can tell you NOT to do until you've talked to your doctor. I saw the worst cases and got very worried. We started therapy and worked on the muscles and 3 months later, she was out of therapy. They measured the angle she could turn her head to in order to record progress. She had a very mild case and kudos to the pediatrician for catching it so early! A great source of information on this is http://www.torticolliskids.org. This is where I was getting my information after I saw the therapist for the first time. I had never heard of this until my daughter had it. Anyone else have any stories to share on Torticollis?
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