Answer: Yes! In fact, some types of adult torticollis can be resolved within days or even hours. Most congenital torticollis takes longer, since the condition was usually developing long before the first chiropractic intervention. Often, the muscle itself must first be relaxed before it can heal and regenerate. After a long history of torticollis success, chiropractors have a great deal of confidence with this condition.
In particular, Johnson Family Chiropractic is pleased to provide the gentle Activator Methods adjustment. No further bending or twisting of the neck is necessary, since the Activator instrument delivers just the right amount of delicate force in just the right direction without any need for additional tension in the neck. This low-force intervention allows the muscles and vertebrae of the neck to regain their proper motion and function, and is especially useful in adjusting infants with torticollis.
Once the chiropractic adjustment has been delivered, there are many other ways to further address the residual soreness in your neck as your neck muscles begin the process of relaxation and reeducation. Stretching, cold packs, massage to relax the muscle and loosen adhesions and scar tissue, cold laser therapy, ultrasound, electric stimulation, and rehabilitative exercises are some of these strategies. Each of these are non-invasive and non-drug ways to restore function and eliminate pain.
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