noun. an unnatural condition in which the head leans to one side because the neck muscles on that side are contracted.
Example sentences of the word torticollis
1. Noun, plural
Anger and anxiety can aggravate torticollis so it is important that you find gentle relaxation exercises or medication techniques that relax not only the neck but the entire body.
2. Noun, singular or mass
Temporary torticollis may be the result of general stiffness of the neck due to a cold draft.
3. Existential there
While about 1 percent of cases are congenital, torticollis is more often due to muscle or nerve damage 1.
4. Verb, past participle
If torticollis becomes chronic it can cause impingement of nerves in the neck, leading to numbness and tingling in the hand and arm on the affected side.