Tics tied to raised risk of cervical spine disorders: study

While such complications are rare, patients with Tourette syndrome or chronic tic disorder need close monitoring, authors say

Patients with Tourette syndrome or chronic tic disorder (CTD) are at increased risk of cervical spine disorders – both vascular and non-vascular, Swedish researchers report.

Doctor showing young female patient neck X-ray

Their population-based study is the first to systematically investigate the association, they believe, although there have been anecdotal reports in the literature.

The team used the Swedish National Patient Register, searching records for all people

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