Disease Information for Torticollis, spasmodic

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Neck muscle pains
Sternomastoid muscle spasm/contracture
Dystonia
Head tremor/coarse
Involuntary movements
Nuchal dystonia
Odd body posturing
Spasms in Neck
Stiff neck/Nuchal rigidity
Tremor
Neck pain
Neck Pain Positional Changes Mechanical
Wry neck spasm
Episodic symptoms/events
Disease Progression
Course/Attacks Episodic Spells
Course/Chronic disorder
Course/Chronic only
Course/Episodic clusters of attacks
Course/Intermittant
Course/Prolonged/persistent/Not progressive
Demographics & Risk Factors
Sex & Age Groups
Population/Adult Aged Only
Population/Adult/all
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Rule Outs
Convulsions (grand mal)
Seizure disorder (epilepsy)
Sprained neck/Whiplash
Associated Disease & Complications
Spasmodic torticollis
Torticollis
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Class
CLASS/Primary organ/system disorder (ex)
CLASS/Neck disorder (ex)
CLASS/Muscle disorder (ex)
CLASS/Neurologic (category)
Process
PROCESS/Idiopathic/unclassified/unknown (category)
PROCESS/Vegetative-Autonomic/Endocrine (category)
Synonyms
Synonym
spasmodic torticollis, Spasmodic torticollis (disorder), torticollis spasmodic, Synonym/Cervical dystonia, Synonym/Clonic spasmodic torticollis variant, Synonym/ICD, Synonym/Idiopathic cervical dystonia, Synonym/Mixed tonic-clonic spasmodic torticollis variant, Synonym/Spasmodic wryneck, Synonym/Tonic spasmodic torticollis variant, Synonym/Torticollis (spasmodic)
Definition

A twisted neck symptom that is caused by the spasmodic involuntary muscle contractions in the neck region.

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