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Doctor insights on: Can Hypnosis Help Spasmodic Dysphonia

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Hypnosis (Definition)

Hypnosis has been shown in some studies to help with nausea and vomiting. The term "hypnosis" comes from the Greek word hypnos, meaning "sleep." Hypnotherapists use exercises that bring about deep relaxation and an altered state of consciousness, also known as a trance. A person in a deeply focused state is unusually responsive to an idea or image, but this does not mean that a hypnotist can control the person's mind and free will. On the contrary, hypnosis can actually teach people how to master their own states of awareness. By doing so they can affect their own bodily ...Read more


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Is botox effective for spasmodic dysphonia?

Is botox effective for spasmodic dysphonia?

Yes: Botox is the leading treatment for spasmodic dysphonia. It is a temporary treatment that lasts 3-4 months but has been effectively used for 20+ years. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for spasmodic dysphonia?

Is there a cure for spasmodic dysphonia?

Control yes : Botox has been show to cause months of improvement in patients with spasmodic dysphonia. It can be repeated as needed. Other treatments are available. You need to find an ENT who specializes in voice disorders. ...Read more

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Does botox work for people with spasmodic dysphonia?

Does botox work for people with spasmodic dysphonia?

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 by an ENT specialist who is very experienced in this kind of treatment. The vocal cords are close to your swallowing muscles and misplacement of the product could result in swallowing difficulties. Treatments need to be repeated every 10-12 weeks. ...Read more

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When you have spasmodic dysphonia, can people understand you when you talk?

When you have spasmodic dysphonia, can people understand you when you talk?

Spasmodic dysphonia: Voice sounds strained, strangulated, Depends on severity of SD. Can be understood however will lack fluency. Usually treated with Botox injections into vocal cord. some patients opt for recurrent laryngeal nerve section. Voice therapy does not help much, must use constant high pitch. If it you, there are support group in nearly every community. Can also contact the National SD Society. ...Read more

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What's spasmodic dysphonia?

What's spasmodic dysphonia?

NOT stuttering : Sd, spasmodic dysphonia, comes in two flavors: adductor and abductor sd. It is a vocal disorder when certain vowels or consonants will cause some speech difficulty. It may sound like stuttering but is not stuttering. The most popular and effective treatment is injecting Botox into specific vocal cord muscles. This will last several months and many find this treatment effective. ...Read more

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Hows spasmodic dysphonia treated?

Hows spasmodic dysphonia treated?

Botulinum toxin: This is a benign but very annoying condition in which there is involuntary spasm of the vocalis muscles (muscles of the vocal folds). Injection of botulinum toxin carefully injected by a laryngologist can give you temporary relief. ...Read more