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Definition of Focal dystonia due to torticollis

Focal dystonia due to torticollis: Spasm of the muscles in the neck that control the position of the head, causing the head to twist and turn to one side. In addition, the head may be pulled forward or backward. Torticollis is the most common form of focal dystonia. For more about the dystonias, see: Dystonia.

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Last Editorial Review: 10/9/2012

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