Torticollis, also known as "wryneck," is a condition in which your baby's head is tilted. One of your newborn's neck muscles is shortened. So the chin points to one shoulder, away from the shortened neck muscle. And the back of the head tilts toward the opposite shoulder.
Last Revised: July 26, 2013
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: John Pope, MD - Pediatrics & Robert B. Keller, MD - Orthopedics
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