My Symptoms

Torticollis: Treatments

If most of the time, it is a benign condition that heals itself in a matter of days - even without treatment, the problem may be more complex.

In case of torticollis, it may be advisable to lie down, so as to discharge the spine of the weight of the head. It helps relieve the pain. The heat can also help to relax the neck muscles: take a hot bath, apply a flexible heat pocket, available in pharmacies.

The best is to be able to agree one or two days of respite, at home at rest. Beware of untimely manipulation of the neck, they should be reserved for doctors who have a great experience in this field. Locally still, a treatment based on a decontracting and anti-inflammatory ointment can be effective. Sometimes after a trauma, a foam collar (kind of soft brace) can be kept for a few days.

In general, the available medications are varied, and require the advice of a doctor. The latter can prescribe analgesics, relaxants, muscle relaxants, anti-inflammatories. Sometimes acupuncture treatment can work. After three, four sessions, the patient is set to appreciate the improvements ... or not.

But if specific causes are found (infection, tumor ...), a special care will be necessary.

Popular Posts

Category My Symptoms, Next Article

Stomach ache: is it serious? - My Symptoms
My Symptoms

Stomach ache: is it serious?

Belly pain is one of the most common pains. It can appear suddenly (acute abdominal pain), for example after a meal, or persist for a prolonged period and reappear regularly (chronic abdominal pain). Depending on their causes, the pains can manifest themselves in different places of the belly. Doctors talk about "abdominal pain" or "abdominal pain"
Read More
Constipation: sources and notes - My Symptoms
My Symptoms

Constipation: sources and notes

- French National Society of Gastroenterology, 09/99. Founet J., Chronic constipation, medical corpus, Faculty of Medicine, Grenoble, April 2003. - Constipation: a new chronic disease or a social event? Therapeutic Medicine / Pediatrics. John Libbey Eurotext, Volume 9, Number 2, 123-30, 2006. - French National Society of Gastroenterology (SNFGE)
Read More
Goiter: The causes - My Symptoms
My Symptoms

Goiter: The causes

Goitre can have various causes, such as iodine deficiency : the thyroid needs iodine to produce the thyroid hormones T3 (tri-iodothyronine) and T4 (tetraiodothyronine or thyroxine). Iodine deficiency is mainly due to insufficient absorption of iodine via the diet. When thyroid hypertrophy is caused by a lack of iodine, it usually does not affect the functioning of the thyroid gland (euthyroid goitre)
Read More