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Vocal Cord (Definition)

The vocal cord is a short (about 1cm long) band of tissue in the larynx (aka "voice box"). It is paired, so everyone has 2, and they are located just below the "adam's apple." when you breathe, they are separated from each other. When you speak, they come together while your lungs push air (like a bellows or bagpipe) past them, and they vibrate, like a reed ...Read more


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Whom do you see for vocal cord problems?

ENT!: Depending on your insurance, you will need to see your primary doctor for a referral, but otherwise you can make an appointment with an otolarygologist (ENT) specialist. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Vocal cord problems?

What is the definition or description of: Vocal cord problems?

Hoarseness: Normally the voice is clear and easily understood. If vocal cords no longer move correctly, the voice quality and sound change. If the vocal cords are impeded by thick mucus or dryness, this will alter the sound of the voice too. It is a vocal cord problem when voice is altered by vocal cord alterations. ...Read more

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Vocal cord problems! who do singers see?

Vocal cord problems! who do singers see?

ENT first.: Start with a good ENT in your area that has experience treating singers. The ENT can determine the correct diagnosis and treatment, which often includes working with a speech therapist to change any vocal habits that may have led to the problem. Voice rest and lots of fluids are a must! ...Read more

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What md do you see for vocal cord problems?

What md do you see for vocal cord problems?

ENT first.: Start with a good ENT in your area that has experience treating singers. The ENT can determine the correct diagnosis and treatment, which often includes working with a speech therapist to change any vocal habits that may have led to the problem. Voice rest and lots of fluids are a must! ...Read more

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Lt side jaw and cheek numbness and sore lt side neck muscles.Is this a sign of bulbar palsy no slur or swallowing problems.Just weird sensation in neck Advil (ibuprofen) seems to help. Push on lt side it's sore. ?

Lt side jaw and cheek numbness and sore lt side neck muscles.Is this a sign of bulbar palsy no slur or swallowing problems.Just weird sensation in neck Advil (ibuprofen) seems to help. Push on lt side it's sore. ?

Bulbar palsy: Not sure what made you think that you may be having bulbar palsy. It would be way at the bottom on my list to consider. The problem sounds more superficial to me but without further exam and history, it's hard to tell what the cause is. ...Read more

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Can I use voltarol and ibuprofen gel on my neck at the same time ?

Can I use voltarol and ibuprofen gel on my neck at the same time ?

Probably will not he: These two gels are very similar. While it is not recommended to use both it will probably not hurt you. It will probably not help either. I would recommend choosing one, and using acetaminophen orally if you are not doing so. I hope you feel better! ...Read more

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My Neck hurts I took two ibuprofen and hot tea. I checked my tonsil- they're fine. What is it?

My Neck hurts I took two ibuprofen and hot tea. I checked my tonsil- they're fine. What is it?

Be seen: There are a vast number of possibilities. See your physician for an opinion. ...Read more

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I'm having a strange tight feeling pain on the front side of my neck. I took some ibuprofen, but i'm not sure if I should use heat or cold?

Treat headache first: If your Ibuprofen is not relieving your pain in your neck, you need to have this examined by your doctor closer. Heat or cold depends if it is acute and inflamed, in which cold works better. Or if it's chronic, and the tissue is cold, sometimes warm compresses helps. Often, neither may be warranted. So, call your doctor first, and see what s/he has to say, and go from there. ...Read more

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Seems like i slept funny, neck right side has intense pain, can't turn head for 2 days now. Tried ibuprofen, ice, heat, no help. What can I do?

Seems like i slept funny, neck right side has intense pain, can't turn head for 2 days now. Tried ibuprofen, ice, heat, no help. What can I do?

Neck pain: Is a very common problem, affecting about 10-12% percent of the adult population in the us. Most neck pain lasts just a short time (few days). The pain that continues longer than 3 month is considered chronic. Rec.: see a pain management interventional specialist to treat the cause and not a symptom and prevent future complications. ...Read more

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I'm 18 and I have severe neck and shoulder pain due to a loss of neck curve. I do neck exercises and take ibuprofen. What other options medicine wise?

I'm 18 and I have severe neck and shoulder pain due to a loss of neck curve. I do neck exercises and take ibuprofen. What other options medicine wise?

The loss of the neck: Curvature or lordosis is not a diagnosis or reason for your neck pain but a finding consistent with muscular spasm. The question then is what is affecting the neck muscles like that-a simple muscular pull or something more. If it is not getting better, see a physician for an evaluation to see what is going on and to get the appropriate guidance and treatment. ...Read more

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I have arthitis in the neck, knees, and elbows. Which is better advil, (ibuprofen) motrin, or alieve. What woud be the recommended dosage?

I have arthitis in the neck, knees, and elbows. Which is better advil, (ibuprofen) motrin, or alieve. What woud be the recommended dosage?

Advil (ibuprofen) and Motrin R : The same. They r both ibuprofen. Aleve (naproxen) is Naproxen sodium. Nsaids are all about the same, but some seem to work better for one person than another. Try what u like; use the dose listed on the bottle. I see that I have GI problems, so b sure to continue on those meds. Take nsaids with food. Take care. ...Read more

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I have a very stiff neck, any advice how to make it better and is ibuprofen the best to take?

NSAIDS: Otc nsaids (ibuprofen) are good place to start. Home stretching and warm moist heat is also good. Local massage can help. You can also take Motrin and tylenol (acetaminophen) alternating as they have different mechanisms as to how they help with the pain. ...Read more

Ibuprofen (Definition)

Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (nsaid). It works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. Ibuprofen is used to reduce fever and treat pain or inflammation caused by many conditions such as headache, toothache, back pain, arthritis, menstrual ...Read more


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Vocal Cord Problems (Definition)

Normally the voice is clear and easily understood. If vocal cords no longer move correctly, the voice quality and sound change. If the vocal cords are impeded by thick mucus or dryness, this will alter the sound of the voice too. It is a vocal cord problem when voice is altered ...Read more