What is Torticollis in the Neck?
Neck pain, reducing mobility and neck muscle spasms are symptoms of acute Torticollis. This neck injury is typically caused by a trauma to the cervical spine or upper body that impacts how the head twists.
Depending on the injury, patients with torticollis may experience one or more of the following:
- Laterocollis: Head tipping toward the shoulder
- Rotational torticollis: Head rotating along the longitudinal axis
- Anterocollis: Flexing the head and neck forward
- Retrocollis: Hyperextension of head and neck backward
These unnatural cervical spine rotations and muscle spasms can be painful and frustrating. Conventional medical care for neck pain in Fort Worth relies on pain medications or muscle relaxants. Unfortunately, this approach only “covers up” pain symptoms. Medication alone cannot address the root cause of neck pain or neck spasms.
Drug-Free Treatment for Fort Worth Neck Pain
As the only Board Certified Atlas Orthogonist in North Texas, at Back To Health Family Chiropractic, Dr. Chris Michlin uses atlas orthogonal adjustments for immediate, dramatic neck and back pain relief. Dr. Michlin also incorporates an entire system of chiropractic care called Palmer Package to safely and effectively address full spine care.
Atlas Orthogonal adjustments are designed to restore correct alignment to the spine, starting with the Atlas vertebra. The Atlas vertebra is at the top of the spine. Similar to a chain, if the top link is out of alignment, then the entire chain will be adversely affected. This means patients with cervical pain may also experience other pain or discomfort in the body due to nerve interference. Bring the Atlas vertebra back into alignment positively impacts the entire spinal column. For patients with neck pain and muscle spasms, Atlas Orthogonal adjustments are an effective approach for addressing these symptoms without the need for medication.
Neck Pain in Fort Worth? Back To Health Chiropractic Can Help: Call 817-810-9111
Acute Torticollis can negatively impact your life. Relying on medication for pain management is not a solution. This only "covers up" your symptoms in the short term. Atlas Orthogonal adjustments and full spine chiropractic address and eliminate this pain so you can get back to living an active life.