Pseudotorticollis in Alexandria

Pseudotorticollis in Alexandria VA

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In the case of pseudotorticollis, the person usually says, \"I cannot turn my neck! I woke up this way and my neck hurts and is very stiff!\" This is person does not have a traumatic event that caused the pain with neck movements.

At Rosa Family Chiropractic of Alexandria in Virginia, which is located at 4875 Eisenhower Avenue Suite 215 Alexandria, VA 22304, chiropractor Dr. Jasmine Bradley will examine the patient to determine the cause of their complaint. As a result, Dr. Bradley will evaluate the biomechanics of the patient and assess how well the body is functioning.

Pseudotorticollis is not equivalent to torticollis. In pseudotorticollis, the individual awakens with the pain in the neck and the head is neutral. With adults having torticollis, a painful muscle spasm in the neck is present, causing the person\'s head to be held in a rotated position and often in a slightly flexed direction, as well. Torticollis can also be a condition that the individual was born with; this is noticed during infancy, within the first few hours of birth to a few weeks afterward, and the head is fixed in an asymmetrical manner.
Pseudotorticollis actually has no known cause, whereas adult torticollis may have various causes. When the infant is born with torticollis, the neck muscle becomes damaged and fibrotic; this is usually occurs during the birth process.

In addition to the areas discussed above, the soft tissues and ligaments of the neck and upper back will also be evaluated to determine the best and most effective methods to treat the patient, in order to help the body to restore its proper function and ranges of motion.

Dr. Jasmine Bradley will conduct a thorough chiropractic exam to determine the cause of the problem. A proper chiropractic evaluation will permit Dr. Bradley to provide specific adjustments for the areas to be treated. With the aim of maintaining your chiropractic adjustments, rehabilitative exercises will be prescribed in order to strengthen the muscles and stabilize the other structures surrounding the adjusted areas. Dr. Bradley will also discuss diet and nutrition and how it vitally contributes to overall health and wellness.

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