Torticollis, or wry neck, is a twisted neck, where the head is flexed to one side and the chin is rotated to the other.


According to Pub Med Health and the NIH, it can be inherited or acquired.  If it’s acquired it is “as a result of damage to the nervous system or muscles“.

NUCCA adjustments improve nervous system function.  Muscles will do what they are told by the nerves, so correcting the spine will improve muscle function and repair damage to the muscles as well.

If torticollis is congenital (present at birth), it “may occur if the fetus’ head is in the wrong position while growing in the womb, or if they muscles or blood supply to the fetus’ neck are injured.”

If the mother’s pelvis is aligned properly, the maximum amount of space is available for the fetus to grow, allowing the head to move to a comfortable position, and if the rest of the spine is corrected, the blood flow to the uterus is properly regulated.  Therefore, the chances of congenital torticollis occurring is small.  If it does occur, NUCCA can help.

Relief Care:

The general relief care is stretching.  Stretching is extremely important.  In order to improve the ability to stretch, as well as the body’s ability to realign itself and correct the issue, NUCCA adjustments can be done.    I’ve seen several people with torticollis, and NUCCA has helped them all.  Some have needed to utilize other modalities as well, but all have improved significantly through NUCCA care.  The sooner the issue is addressed, the easier it is to correct.


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Dr. Andrea Pritchett of Vital Life Wellness Center in Dublin, California is an Dublin Chiropractor and Upper Cervical Specialist trained by the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA). Her upper cervical clinic also serves Pleasanton, Livermore, San Ramon and Danville. She is uniquely trained to correct problems in the upper cervical spine (upper neck). This vital area is intimately connected to the central nervous system and problems in this area have been shown to be an underlying cause of a variety of different health problems, including children’s conditions such as ear infections, colic and scoliosis and problems that adults face including migraines and other headaches, fibromyalgia, sciatica, neck and back pain, and more. More information can be found on our website at