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infant torticollis

My nine month old daughter has been receiving physical therapy off and on for the last five months. Her neck tilts to the left. Every time it improves we stop the therapy and it goes back.

She does not like the exercises and cries and squirms around when I do them. I am wondering if there is a remedy I can give her that will make the muscles relax and be more comfortable with or without the exercises.
  lmhoopes on 2005-01-04
This is just a forum. Assume posts are not from medical professionals.
Certainly there are two remedies that can deal with torticollis. We need to distinguish which is best .
Does she eat little snacks at short intervals rather than regular meals. Does she have a lethargic spell in the late afternoon say 4-8 o/c .
Does she have any red or auburn hair, like cold drinks rather than hot, like to be rubbed/massaged .
passkey last decade
Thanks for responding.

She is still nursing a lot and has three meals of solid foods a day. Sometimes she doesn't eat very much of the solids--only about two ounces in a meal. She often nurses for a short time and stops, so I guess that could be considered a snack.

Between 4 and 6 she often takes a nap. I wouldn't say she is lethargic though while she is awake.

She doesn't have auburn/red hair. It is dark brown. She doesn't like most foods and drinks that are cold. Prefers room temp.

Sometimes responds positively to massage/rubbing, but not consistently.
lmhoopes last decade
Well the 2 remedies are Lycopodium and Phos .
From the info you give it would seem that the most probable is Lycopodium.
I would suggest that you either
a] obtain in liquid form in a dropper bottle and administer 10/12 drops am & pm
b] get tablets which you yourself take and she gets the effect in the breast feed.
In either case use Lyc 30 at first for a week and wait to see if there is any change - might have to up the potency.
passkey last decade
Thanks. I will get the Lycopodium and give it a try.
lmhoopes last decade

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