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Definition of Wry neck

Wry neck: Medically called spasmodic torticollis, or torticollis. The most common of the focal dystonias. In torticollis, the muscles in the neck that control the position of the head are affected, causing the head to twist and turn to one side. In addition, the head may be pulled forward or backward.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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