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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?

Depends: That depends on location & technique being used. A needle introduced through the leg or arm could be as long as 75 mm, in the buttocks it could be as long as 125 mm. Often needles are introduced only into the dermal layer as it will still impact the underlying fascia and muscle. These might be inserted a few mm. Depth of insertion for major acupuncture pts is specified & measured in cuns. ...Read more

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