Go ahead and put your left ear on your shoulder right now. How does that affect what you do, or what you want to do? Are you able to work the same? Could you drive the same? Can you even breathe the same depth of air?
The answer is unequivocally, NO! And what you just experienced for a moment is a case of torticollis.
Torticollis affects both children and adults and can have a significant lasting effect on the quality of life, and the quality of spinal health. When this goes untreated it ends up causing pain, skull shape changes, and scoliosis. In babies this also affects how well they are able to breastfeed and can have a significant impact on their sleep cycle.
For kids, the cause is typically the birth process, which is why we see so many young kids (as young as 20 minutes old!) in our office. We want to make sure that each child that comes into this world, regardless of the method (natural birth, c-section, etc). In the video below you will see one of the many cases of torticollis that we have seen significant changes with in our office.
With an office just west of Eagle road between Boise & Meridian, we are centrally located in the Valley for all your chiropractic needs. Whether your child needs adjusted or you are looking for relief please schedule an appointment today!