The Stiff Neck Causes joint, to which each of us has certainly suffered, is a contraction of a muscle bundle of one side of the neck, in the anterolateral and is very painful and limiting the normal movements of the head. The head tilts on the affected side and the face looks from the opposite side of the lesion.
There are various types of torticollis: the congenital malformations caused by the cervical vertebrae, and that acquired, secondary to diseases of various kinds. Causes of acquired torticollis in fact may be inflammation of the sternocleidomastoid muscle, bone or joint infections or in severe cases, a tumor of the cervical vertebrae.
Even the visual defects such as strabismus, or chronic ear infections can cause a Stiff Neck Causes, it is called, respectively, and ocular torticollis otogeno. The ocular torticollis, which is very common in children regress with the correction of visual impairment and is the responsibility of an eye.
In order to determine the cause of torticollis is often necessary to perform an X-ray of the cervical spine. The congenital torticollis, based malformation, is desperate and has a development which worsens with the increase in person. All other forms have a more favorable outcome, with regression of symptoms.
The simple Stiff Neck Causes muscle heals by inflammation within eight to ten days with analgesic-antipyretic therapy, based on aspirin or other NSAIDs. Among the various treatments may also be prescribed rigid collars, traction or ointments.