crying colic babyThe most common form of torticollis is congenital muscular torticollis that is present at birth or develops in the first 4 weeks. Even adults can have torticollis from an infection or repetitive stress, like tennis. You can help torticollis by improving the lymphatic system to improve circulation in the affected area. Acquired torticollis or noncongenital muscular torticollis may result from scarring or disease of cervical vertebrae, adenitis, tonsillitis, rheumatism, enlarged cervical glands, retropharyngeal abscess, or cerebellar tumors. The underlying anatomical problem causing torticollis is a shortened sternocleidomastoid muscle. The sternocleidomastoid muscle originates from two locations at the base of the neck: the manubrium of the sternum and the clavicle. There are major lymph vessels under the sternum that when not working efficiently can allow acidic cellular waste to build in the sternocleidomastoid muscle. Manually activating the lymphatic system can help improve circulation and the detoxification of acidic cellular waste to help the torticollis heal. Learning to use dietary balancing, basic supplements and manually activating the lymphatic system can help torticollis.