Some forms of torticollis can cause jerking of the head and spasms. Physical Exam: Patients often come to an exam with tilting chin to one side, swollen neck muscles and one shoulder higher than the other. Often this is enough to determine the patient has torticollis. Objective: We assessed the surgical results of bipolar release in 31 adult patients with uncorrected congenital muscular torticollis (CMT) and more than 12 months of follow-up. Methods: Thirty-one patients underwent a bipolar release of the sternocleidomastoid muscle (SCM) and were retrospectively analyzed. The mean follow-up period was months (range, ).Cited by: 3.
Nov 20, · Adult torticollis, also known as cervical dystonia or “wryneck,” is a condition where your neck muscles go into spasm and pull your head to one side. .