On this Henry's death in 1345 he was succeeded by a son of the same name, sometimes known as Henry Tort-Col or Wryneck, a very valiant commander in the French wars, whom the king advanced to the dignity of a duke.
This Henry Wryneck died in 1361 without heir male.
Wryneck, also called twisted neck or torticollis, is a deformity in which the neck is twisted and held at an angle to one side.
A congenital (present at birth) form called congenital torticollis is the most common type of wryneck seen in children.
Wryneck affects the SCM muscle, usually on only one side of the neck, causing the neck to spasm painfully and twist.
There are several different types of wryneck.
This type of wryneck is seen most often in older children and adults.
It is the most common type of wryneck seen in young children and is different from acute wryneck, because it does not cause pain and does not resolve on its own.
The causes of acute wryneck in older children and adults are not usually clear but seem to be related to wrenching the neck muscles, sleeping with the neck in an odd position or similar causes.
Acute wryneck is briefly uncomfortable but not serious.
Symptoms of acute wryneck are sudden development (often overnight) of pain and stiffness in the neck sometimes accompanied by muscle spasms that cause an individual to hold the neck at an angle to try to relieve the pain.
Acute wryneck is treated with heat and over-the-counter non-aspirin pain medication (acetaminophen, ibuprofen).
There is no sure way to prevent wryneck and congenital torticollis; however, care should be taken to avoid as much trauma to the child as possible during delivery.
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