Physical Therapy in Plaistow for Upper Back and Neck
Welcome to Pinnacle Physical Therapy's patient resource about Dropped Head Syndrome.
Dropped Head Syndrome is characterized by severe weakness of the muscles of the back of the neck. This causes the chin to rest on the chest in standing or sitting. Floppy Head Syndrome and Head Ptosis are other names used to describe the syndrome.
Most of the time, Dropped Head Syndrome is caused by a specific generalized neuromuscular diagnosis. When the cause is not known, it is called isolated neck extensor myopathy, or INEM.
This guide will help you understand:
- what parts make up the cervical spine
- what causes this condition
- how doctors diagnose this condition
- what treatment options are available