Kaprow M, Sandhouse M. Refractory torticollis after a fall. J Am Osteopath Assoc 2000;100(3):148–150. doi: https://doi.org/10.7556/jaoa.2000.100.3.148.
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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.
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