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can hypnosis help spasmodic dysphonia

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Diaz
37 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
No: I am not aware of any good data on the use of hypnotherapy for spasmodic dysphonia. The most effective treatment is the use of botulinum toxin.
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A 57-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Diaz
37 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
No: There is no cure but good vocal therapy in conjuction with botulinum toxin (botox) injections are helpful and provide a "normal" voice for a period of ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Yes: Perhaps the best approach. See a physician who has specialty background and discuss further.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. H. william Song
28 years experience aesthetic Medicine
Yes: Botox injections into the vocal cords to treat spasmodic dysphonia can be effective but this is an off label treatment that should only be performed b ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Spasmodic Torticolli: Anticholinergic agents, baclofen, klonopin, (clonazepam) if detected early. Another older medications are Dopamine blockers, but are out of fashion du ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Diaz
37 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes: Vocal therapy is very helpful in patients with muscle tension dysphonia.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Cole
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: A type of biofeedback monitors muscle tension and can be used to help identify and relax tense muscles.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shaym Puppala
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Not usual treatment: Lorazepam, a benzodiazepine prescribed most frequently for anxiety, can be prescribed for spasm of muscles that are controlled by the central nervous ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Valdez
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: Yes it can.
A 87-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Smith
53 years experience Neurosurgery
Acronyms again: I am acronymically challenged. What does eft mean?
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
16 years experience Pain Management
TBD : I'm not aware if hypnosis has been proven to be effective in the treatment of vocal tics from tourrette syndrome. In light of the fact that there is n ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Forster
35 years experience Psychiatry
Some: Biofeedback will help you to manage and control anxiety symptoms, but to help social anxiety you will need to also get graduated exposure (doing thing ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
For many people: - it can be beneficial. There are some people who are less open to the power of suggestion- for whom hypnosis may not be effect.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
57 years experience Neurology
Not really: Only real help comes from Botox injections.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Possibly: Published data do suggest that acupuncture -- including manual-, electrical-, and laser-based -- helps with depression on its own, and is well tolerat ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
27 years experience Pediatrics
See below: The pt will allow stretching and strengthening of the neck muscles.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrea Roberson
37 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: I can see no contraindication in using both of these therapies.
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Chiropractic: I'm sure some chiropractors would say yes -- as there are all different forms of practice. However, this might not be the most direct route to feelin ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Bark
48 years experience Dermatology
Spastic dysphonia: My ENT doc friends say that Botox is the treatment of choice. Sorry; sometimes the only and best answer is a simple one.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Dep. Tx: Under expert hands & with time, they can be quite effective.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Suhas Pai
Dr. Suhas Pai answered
Specializes in Neurosurgery
DBS: Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is used in extreme cases to treat dystonia. The surgery involves implanting electrodes into a region of the brain, the gl ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Griggs
38 years experience Clinical Psychology
Definitely. Yoga: is one of the best ways to naturally decrease anxiety, but also to increase mindfulness, physical well-being through passive exercise, and a sense of ... Read More

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