Facial asymmetry is a condition that causes the forehead and face to appear uneven. Congenital torticollis (where the child’s head is tilted to one side) is commonly present and often precedes the onset of facial asymmetry. Left untreated, congenital torticollis may lead to significant facial asymmetry and scoliosis (abnormal curvature of the spine).
The most common factors causing congenital torticollis include intrauterine malposition of the fetus, the use of forceps or vacuum extraction during the birth process.
Chiropractic adjustments address the cause of the problem which is misalignment and malfunction of the first and second vertebrae in the neck. The condition usually occurs in children at birth and lasts until about three months of age but may persist and cause permanent facial deformities if left uncorrected.