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By Anonymous October 18, 2010 - 12:40pm
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I am a bit distrought over my baby's neck. He is 3 months old and I have suspected tortocolis. His neck still falls to the rightside. He never had the knot that is talked about. He olds it straight when laying down but when you pick him up it falls to the right side. He was born like this and also had an indention in the side of his face where his face looked more scrunchy on the side the neck falls too. Doctor said it is mild if he has it but it just does not seem right to me. His face has filled out about 80 percent since birth. Will this correct itself?

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Anon - Thank you for contacting us and sharing information about your son. Research studies have citied torticollis as occuring in one in 300 births, and it is the third most common musculoskeletal anomaly after hip dysplasia and clubfoot. You will find more information about torticollis at this link:

For assistance with questions about your son the best resource may be the National Infant Torticollis Association( NITA)
Address: 200 Crestview Dr. Springville, AL 35146 USA
Contact Name: Ramos, Jill
Phone: (205) 467-0353
Email: info@infant-torticollis.org

Description: Acts as a source of information on torticollis for parents, families and healthcare professionals. Seeks to increase the desire within the medical community to conduct research on the disease. Encourages the establishment of a foundation to provide funding for medical research. Increases understanding and awareness of torticollis through education.

October 18, 2010 - 5:46pm
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