Hello. Welcome to Healthcare Magic.
First, congratulations on the new addition to your family.
Although birth trauma
is occasionally the cause of unusual postures in newborn infants, these issues are often a sign of a developing neurological deficit that had its beginnings before birth. For example, neck hyperextension, especially when it is associated with shoulder shrugging, is sometimes an early sign of cerebral palsy
. On the other hand, neck hyperextension may just be a manifestation of weak neck muscles, and this condition often corrects over time.
is the first person to see about this problem. If it's warranted, he/she can refer you to a pediatric neurologist
I hope things go well!