Torticollis, also known as wry neck, is a condition characterized by a twisted or tilted neck. It is caused by involuntary contractions of the neck muscles, which can result in a sudden or gradual onset of pain and stiffness in the neck. This can cause the head to be tilted to one side or twisted in one direction.
The symptoms of torticollis can range from mild to severe, and may include neck pain, muscle spasms, difficulty moving the head, and headaches. Treatment for torticollis typically includes physical therapy, stretching exercises, and sometimes medications to relieve pain and muscle spasms. In some cases, surgery may be needed to correct the underlying cause of the condition.