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Doctor insights on: Speech Therapy And Muscle Tension Dysphonia

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Does speech therapy help people with muscle tension dysphonia?

Does speech therapy help people with muscle tension dysphonia?

Sometimes : It can. A well qualified speech therapist should be able to treat dysphonia getting at least a partial response without resorting to Botox injections. ...Read more

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Muscle (Definition)

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


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What symptoms are typically associated with muscle tension dysphonia in hand?

What symptoms are typically associated with muscle tension dysphonia in hand?

Dysphonia?!! : You mean dystonia which causes prolonged spasm of a hand usually as part of a movement disorder dysphonia is having problem with the quality of your voice (phonation). ...Read more

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If you have functional dysphonia or muscle tension dysphonia and have a unilateral botox injection.What is likely outcome?

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 more

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Can muscle tension dysphonia cause shortness of breath on exertion?

Can muscle tension dysphonia cause shortness of breath on exertion?

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

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What's the best natural therapy to treat chronic stress and muscle tension in the neck?

What's the best natural therapy to treat chronic stress and muscle tension in the neck?

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

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I had LPR reflux now ENT told i hve muscle tension dysphonia i gets pain while talking what too do?

I had LPR reflux now ENT told i hve muscle tension dysphonia i gets pain while talking what too do?

MTD: You can see a voice subspecialist at a teaching medical center to confirm the diagnosis and discuss various treatment options. Speech therapy, Botox injections are the more common treatment option with good results! ...Read more

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Any treatments which can ease tense (mind, situation) which also cause the muscle tension besides meditation and yoga?

Any treatments which can ease tense (mind, situation) which also cause the muscle tension besides meditation and yoga?

Talking to Therapist: Talking with a therapist can often help a person understand and deal with the conflicts and situations which may be causing the distressing symptoms described. Sometimes medication may also be helpful. ...Read more

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People can't understand me when I speak. Would speech therapy help?

People can't understand me when I speak. Would speech therapy help?

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

Dr. Alvin Lin Dr. Lin
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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?

Dr. Alvin Lin Dr. Lin
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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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Speech Therapy (Definition)

Whenever there is a concern about a baby not meeting developmental milestones, it's wise to have a conversation with a healthcare provider to discuss what is happening, why, and what, if ...Read more