HOMOEOPATHIC REMEDIES FOR TORTICOLLIS
Torticollis, is a painfully twisted and tilted neck. The top of the head generally tilts to one side while the chin tilts to the other side.
This condition can be congenital (present at birth) or acquired. It can also be the result of damage to the neck muscles or blood supply. Torticollis sometimes goes away without treatment. However, there’s a chance of relapse.
Chronic wry neck can cause debilitating pain and difficulty performing daily tasks. Fortunately, medications and therapies can help relieve pain and stiffness. Surgery can also sometimes correct the condition. Treatment is most successful if it’s started early. This is especially true for children.
Causes---Torticollis may be:
Inherited -- due to changes in your genes
Acquired -- develops as a result of damage to the nervous system, upper spine, or muscles
If the condition occurs without a known cause, it is called idiopathic torticollis.
Torticollis may develop in childhood or adulthood. Congenital torticollis (present at birth) may occur if the baby's head was in the wrong position while growing in the womb, or if the muscles or blood supply to the neck were injured.
Symptoms—Limited range of motion of the head, headache, head tremor, neck pain, shoulder that is higher than the other, stiffness of neck muscles, swelling of neck muscles, possibly present at birth.
ACTEA RACEMOSA 30-Actea racemosa is an excellent remedy for torticollis. There is stiffness and contraction in back and neck. Rheumatic pain in muscles of back and neck. This condition is worse from cold and better from warmth
DULCAMARA 30-In Dulcamara the neck is stiff . There is stiffness and lameness across neck and shoulders after getting cold and wet. The entire spine is sensitive.
LACHNANTHES 30-Lachnanthes one of the top remedies for torticollis. The patient experiences stiffness of nec, head drawn to one side. Pain in nape as if dislocated.
CALCAREA CARB 30-Calcarea carb is another excellent medicine for torticollis .There is stiffness and rigidity in nape of neck. Pain in neck on turning head as if a tumour would protrude there. Another important symptom is rheumatic pain in upper cervical vertebrae with stiff neck especially strain from over lifting.
RHUS TOX- 30- Rhus tox is also effective for torticollis. There is stiff neck with painful tension when moving. The spinal membranes inflamed from getting wet or sleeping on damp ground.
NUX VOMICA 30-In Nux vomica stiff neck with heaviness from cold.There is tension , burning pressure as from a stone between scapula. Sudden stitches in back when turning.
COLCHICUM 30-In Colchicum there is pressing pain and tension in cervical muscles, felt even when swallowing.Rheumatic pain on neck and back on motion.
ARSENICUM ALB. 30-Arsenicum alb is another top remedy for torticollis. Neck stiff as if bruised or sprained. Neuralgic pains on left side of neck.Cervical glands enlarged feel like a series of hard nodules under skin.
BRYONIA ALB 30- Painful stiffness in nape of back, from hard water and sudden changes of weather. Pain worse from motion and better from rest.