It might by a matter of concern to some parents when their child prefers to maintain the head rotated and/or incline to one side.
Most likely your baby has a very common finding in babies that is called torticollis in which the Head tilts towards & rotates away from a muscle of the neck (the sternocleidomastoid).
Most common congenital musculoskeletal anomaly after dislocated hip and clubfoot
Torticollis is defined as >15-degree difference between Right and Left side neck mobility (neck rotation and lateral neck flexion). RIGHT side most common, trained in TMR tots.
One in five children that present a torticollis posture have nonmuscular etiology.
Some of the common causes are:
· Large birth weight
· Multiple birth
· Difficult labor and delivery
· Maternal uterine abnormalities abnormalities
· Male Gender
· Being a first time mother
· Use of vacuum or forceps assist
· Breech position
· Nuchal cord
Treatment we provide: Includes TMR tots, NDT, positioning, parent education, pain free stretching and strengthening of the neck.