an unnatural condition in which the head leans to one side because the neck muscles on that side are contracted
A medical condition in which the neck muscles contract causing the neck to twist or jerk
Torticollis, also known as wry neck or loxia, is a symptom defined by an abnormal, asymmetrical head or neck position, which may be due to a variety of causes. The term torticollis is derived from the Latin words tortus for twisted and collum for neck.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
tor-ti-kol′is, n. wryneck.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
A symptom, not a disease, of a twisted neck. In most instances, the head is tipped toward one side and the chin rotated toward the other. The involuntary muscle contractions in the neck region of patients with torticollis can be due to congenital defects, trauma, inflammation, tumors, and neurological or other factors.
The numerical value of torticollis in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of torticollis in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
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