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Doctor insights on: Muscle Tension Dysphonia

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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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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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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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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 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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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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Can biofeedback help muscle tension?

Can biofeedback help muscle tension?

Yes: Biofeedback is a very good way to treat muscle tension. In fact the first uses of this were to treat muscle tension headaches. ...Read more

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Can biofeedback help someone suffering muscle tension?

Yes: A type of biofeedback monitors muscle tension and can be used to help identify and relax tense muscles. ...Read more

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When acupuncturists treat muscle tension, how deep do they go?

When acupuncturists treat muscle tension, how deep do they go?

Varies on location: It depends on the muscle and it reference zone. The small needle is advanced according to the meridians of chinese acupuncture. These include the 12 main meridians plus their inner pathways and the 8 extra meridians. Usually no more than 1-2 inches, could be less or more depending on the amount of tissue over the site you are aiming for. ...Read more

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What are some meds that help with muscle tension caused by anxiety?

What are some meds that help with muscle tension caused by anxiety?

Muscle Relaxants: Commonly used centrally acting muscle relaxants includes baclofen, carisoprodol, cyclobenzaprine, metaxalone, and methocarbamol. While the benzodiazepines have some skeletal muscle relaxant properties, their basic underlying pharmacological effect is to reduce anxiety through their sedative action. ...Read more

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What are best ways to relieve extreme muscle tension caused by stress?

What are best ways to relieve extreme muscle tension caused by stress?

Relaxation technique: Identifying muscle tension as stress related means you're already on track to a solution. It is a matter of finding the relaxation technique that works for /appeals to you. Simple stretching the involved muscle may help if done slow and gently. Try warming the muscle first. Yoga is a personal favorite. Breathing exercises are helpful. Methodically tensing and releasing the muscle may help. ...Read more

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When acupuncturists treat muscle tension, how do they know how deep to go?

Experience: Hello: these professionals have vast training that in china require seven years of classroom and clinical training to achieve their professional stature. They know how deep the needle should be placed based on experience. Best regards: mark reed, dpm www.Footpain.Org. ...Read more

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What are the best ways to release headache that is caused by muscle tension?

Ibuprofen: I like ibuprofen, starting with 600mg, knowing that I can go down or up. Next you need to find out what is the cause of the muscle tension and try to rectify it. No worries ...Read more

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What can I do about all this muscle tension?

Spine nerve irritate: Spinal nerve root irritation always causes muscle spasms. If the pain is primarily due to nerve damage, there are symptoms of pins and needles, numbness, burning, shooting and sharp pains. If the pain is due to nerve irritation with predominant muscle spasm, the pain is usually aching, cramping, dull, and the muscles are stiff and tight.You will need to be evaluated by your family doctor and a. ...Read more

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Does taking a hot shower help release muscle tension?

Does taking a hot shower help release muscle  tension?

Yes to some extent: It sooths the muscles and helps them relax reducing tension. ...Read more