Infant Torticollis and Plagiocephaly
What is Infant Torticollis and Plagiocephaly?
Torticollis is when your baby’s head starts tilting to one side or if they prefer to look one direction. Infant torticollis is usually diagnosed as being caused by tightened muscles on one side of the neck, which leaves your baby’s head at a tilt or rotation.
Torticollis in infants can be common —some studies report that it affects 3 in every 100 babies. Fortunately, in most cases infant torticollis is easily treatable.
Plagiocephaly, or ‘flat head’ syndrome, occurs when a flat spot develops on the back or side of a baby’s head. This can cause a baby’s head to look asymmetrical. This can often be treated with therapy and educating parents on how they can help their baby.
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