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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.

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  • Wried — Wry Wry, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Wried}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Wrying}.] [OE. wrien. See {Wry}, a.] To twist; to distort; to writhe; to wrest; to vex. Sir P. Sidney. [1913 Webster] Guests by hundreds, not one caring If the dear host s neck were wried. R …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wrying — Wry Wry, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Wried}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Wrying}.] [OE. wrien. See {Wry}, a.] To twist; to distort; to writhe; to wrest; to vex. Sir P. Sidney. [1913 Webster] Guests by hundreds, not one caring If the dear host s neck were wried. R …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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