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Doctor insights on: Can Hypnotherapy Help Relieve The Symptoms Of 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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How is botox administered into the vocal cords in spasmodic dysphonia patients? I heard that botox can help people who suffer from spasmodic dysphonia in their vocal cords. How can botox be injected into the throat safely? .

Botulinum : Botulinum is usually injected into the vocal cords through a small needle introduced directly through the skin of the neck. Usually both vocal cords are injected in this way. For patients who cannot be injected in this way, we can put a person under a short general anesthesia and inject the vocal cords directly usually a long needle inserted down the throat. See reference link. ...Read more

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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

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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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What is the cause of spasmodic dysphonia?

What is the cause of spasmodic dysphonia?

Spasmodic dysphonia: Spasmodic dysphonia is a voice disorder characterized by abnormal "spasms" of the vocal cords resulting and interruptions of speech and affecting voice. Causes of SD can arise from vocal muscle, neuromuscular junction, and inflamed laryngeal nerves. Treatment would include speech therapy to reduce muscle tension, Botox injection into affected muscles and rarely surgery. ...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?

Botox & spasmodic : Botox can be very effective for the treatment of spasmodic dysphonia. Consult with an otolaryngologist that specializes in laryngology or voice disorders to discuss if Botox is a viable treatment option and what to expect during and after treatment. ...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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