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Ear of one side drawn toward collar-bone, twisting the head; spasm interrupted or continuous; when both sides are affected, spasmodic nodding, or head bent forward.
This peculiar affection is very often combined with spasm of the face. Its causes are quite obscure, though in many cases the disease is traced to exposure to cold. It may arise from disease of the vertebrae.
Wry neck sometimes resists the most energetic treatment.
The majority of cases, however, can be relieved, and in time, cured. Experience shows the best remedies to be the application of electricity to the muscles of the sound side, division of the affected muscle, and the wearing of such an apparatus as is shown in Fig. 321.
Fig, 321. Splint for Wry Neck.