- A rare, typically idiopathic, brain disorder causing involuntary neck movements.
- Often associated with pain.
- Patients may be able to relieve their symptoms by touching their neck or head in a certain way (sensory trick).
- Targeted intramuscular injection of botulinum toxin is the therapy with the best confirmed efficacy. Oral medications, selective peripheral denervation, and surgery may also have a role in the treatment of the disease.
Other related conditions
- Congenital torticollis
- Assessment of infantile dystonia
- Degenerative cervical spine disease
- Acute cervical spine trauma
- Assessment of neck pain
- Retropharyngeal abscess
- Parkinson's disease
- Huntington's disease
- Tic disorders
- Tourette's syndrome
- Assessment of cranial nerve mononeuropathy
- Wilson's disease
- Assessment of acute headache in children
- Assessment of acute headache
- Depression in children
Last updated: Oct 22, 2012