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Case Report  |   March 2000
Refractory torticollis after a fall
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Neuromusculoskeletal Disorders
Case Report   |   March 2000
Refractory torticollis after a fall
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, March 2000, Vol. 100, 148-150. doi:10.7556/jaoa.2000.100.3.148
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, March 2000, Vol. 100, 148-150. doi:10.7556/jaoa.2000.100.3.148
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Abstract

Though multiple medical and psychiatric causes of torticollis have been described, cervical dystonias resulting from distant somatic dysfunctions have not. This article describes the treatment of a 62-year-old woman in whom refractory retrotorticollis of surmised pelvic etiology developed after a fall. Structurally, cervical dystonias have been addressed as problems that originate in the head and neck, but this limited view of the musculoskeletal component of torticollis may prevent physicians from directing osteopathic manipulative treatment to the underlying problem.