What Is Infant Torticollis?

In infants, torticollis can occur due to the position in the womb or can occur after a difficult labor/ delivery. This is what is known as infant torticollis or congenital muscular torticollis. It may be present at birth or can take up to 3 months to develop.

Signs of Torticollis:

  • Head tilt to one side
  • Trouble moving head side to side or up and down with ease
  • Look at you over their shoulder instead of turning and following you with their eyes
  • While breastfeeding they prefer one side over the other
  • Infant struggles to turn their head and gets frustrated or upset due to the movement being difficult
Chiropractic Care for Plagiocephaly in Simi Valley CA

How Does A Chiropractor Treat Torticollis?

Specialized chiropractic care provided by Dr. Heather Valinsky of Nurture Family Chiropractic for torticollis reduces cervical spine subluxations, which are commonly present in this condition. She uses a combination of spinal adjustments, cranial realignment, and soft tissue therapies, which can produce a positive results in many cases of torticollis in infants.

Is Chiropractic Care for Torticollis Safe?

Pediatric chiropractic adjustments are very gentle. Dr Heather Valinsky of Nurture Family Chiropractic, is specially trained in pediatric care, to ensure a safe, precise and gentle adjustment for your infant. A chiropractic adjustment for an infant is as light as the pressure used to check the ripeness of a tomato.