Torticollis is when the muscles in the neck and upper back go into spasm and cause severe pain. This is actually a side effect of subluxation! All the muscles in your body are controlled by nerves. When these nerves become irritated, as is the case with subluxation, they cause the muscles to contract and lock up; this is the body’s way of splinting that area to prevent further injury. Good news! Chiropractic can help relieve torticollis. By adjusting the spine (restoring proper alignment of the bones) we relieve the nerve interference which allows the muscles to relax.