Uncontrollable Movements Caused By An Apicectomy

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An interesting case showcasing a malfunctioning afferent input loop.

A young man with a diagnosis of torticollis (which was really involuntary movement) and winging of the scapulae.

I diagnosed the cause of his nerve interference on his first visit and here you can see the follow-up.

An apicectomy is done when there is an infection in the root of a tooth. Instead of a root canal the tip of the root is cut off and mercury amalgam is put in its place.

Who knew an apicectomy could have such effects?