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The primary symptom is the head tilting to one side, and problems turning the head to the other side.
Torticollis tends to be more common in first-born children, the academy says. There isn't a known way to prevent it.
Torticollis generally can be treated with exercises that stretch the neck and turn the head to the opposite side, the group says. Placing toys where a child has to turn to the opposite side may also help. In about 10% of cases, surgery may be needed.
-- Diana Kohnle
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