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2. What causes this condition?

It may be surprising to discover that scientists remain mystified about what exactly causes this condition to develop. Someone could go to bed while feeling perfectly fine and wake up in the morning with acute torticollis. It seems like a minor strain in a muscle might be the trigger. This could occur if you lie or sit in a position lacking good neck support, or after sitting facing a computer terminal over a long period. Sleeping with your neck exposed to cold air, or carrying a heavy item in one hand and a lighter item in the other could also pave the way to this neck problem.

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