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Speech Therapy And Muscle Tension Dysphonia
It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more
If you have functional dysphonia or muscle tension dysphonia and have a unilateral botox injection.What is likely outcome?
Usually improved: Botox works to paralyze the overly active muscle, hopefully restoring the voice to more normal parameters. It will never be totally normal and of course, the Botox will wear off after some weeks which means one will need another injection. But it can work near miracles in properly selected patients! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Depends on what you call muscle tension. ...Read more
Possibly: If the dysphonia interrupts the mechanics of inspiration or expiration in any way, one could note shortness of breath even with healthy lungs. ...Read more
Chronic stress: For muscle tension in the neck, many swear by massage therapy and heat. For dealing with overall stress, practices such as mindfulness meditation and yoga can help by training you in present moment awareness. When in the present moment, you are not worrying about future events or feeling bad about past ones. These latter modes increase stress, but present moment gives space and lowers stress. ...Read more
I had LPR reflux now ENT told i hve muscle tension dysphonia i gets pain while talking what too do?
Any treatments which can ease tense (mind, situation) which also cause the muscle tension besides meditation and yoga?
Most likely, yes.: A Speech/Language Therapist will evaluate you, then discuss therapy & prognosis. Is your Articulation Disorder Developmental, from childhood, or from a Central Nervous System insult, Neuromuscular Disorder, Hearing Impairment or any other medical issue? If the onset was in adulthood, I trust you've seen your primary physician in order to find the etiology, or cause. (S)he can refer you to an SLT. ...Read more
At times i feel I have trouble speaking clearly & many times people can't understand me but i can't tell. Could speech therapy help?
Can't hurt: How do you know that many times people can't understand you if you can't tell? If you have any questions about your ability to speak clearly & enunciate, i think it's perfectly reasonable to get a professional evaluation by someone trained to assess speech & communication. Just be prepared to pay out of pocket in case your insurance won't. ...Read more
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