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Doctor insights on: Muscle Tension Dysphonia Exercises

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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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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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Are there any specific breathing exercises/techniques that provide immediate or fast relief from anxiety and associated muscle tension?

Are there any specific breathing exercises/techniques that provide immediate or fast relief from anxiety and associated muscle tension?

Any exercise: You can start with any type of vigorous exercise. Can you start it slowly and then ramp it up. This would be your best nonmedication way of treating anxiety. You could also ask your physician to get you consulting. Read more

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I'm about to have evlt for venous insuffic. Why is exercise post proc forbidden? Is it the impact, the muscle tension, or the raised heart rate?

I'm about to have evlt for venous insuffic. Why is exercise post proc forbidden? Is it the impact, the muscle tension, or the raised heart rate?

It is not forbidden: Exercise, within reason, is OK & actually encouraged after EVLT as it can help reduce the incidence of blood clots & help with recovery. Usually it is recommended to avoid excessive exercise such as heavy weight lifting or extreme exercise such as prolonged running, as there is some theoretic risk of these activities increasing the possibility that the treated vein does not respond appropriately 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 the symptoms of a pinched nerve and/or a muscle tension?

What are the symptoms of a pinched nerve and/or a muscle tension?

Numbness, tingling: A pinched nerve usually presents with numbness or tingling. Muscle tension can present as cramps or tightening. 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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Are there any doctors out there familiar with the " Ashton Manual" regarding Bezos as the answers I got regarding muscle tension were in correct?

Are there any doctors out there familiar with the " Ashton Manual" regarding Bezos as the answers I got regarding muscle tension were in correct?

Her answers look OK: While Professor Ashton has a medical disclaimer in her manual, her description of muscle symptoms associated with withdrawal seem correct. Read more

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Muscle tension in neck causes dizziness?

Muscle tension in neck causes dizziness?

Dizziness: Unfortunately we only find out what causes dizziness less than 2% of the time and those people who have the 2% usually have something really bad wrong with them. I suppose it could. It could affect the baroreceptors in the large vessels in the neck, it could pull on the temporal skull bones causing inner ear issues, or affect cranial nerves in the suboccipital region. All possibilities. Read more