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Is 3 yr out too late for mod. Damage to recurrent laryngeal nerve to heal on its own? Is deep ache/muscle spasm after much talk compensatory effort?
8 doctors weighed in

Dr. Tung Nguyen
Neurosurgery
5 doctors agree
In brief: Permanent damage
3 years is well outside the window for spontaneous nerve recovery.
Ent surgeon can document vocal cord paralysis and determine if your muscle spasm is related.

In brief: Permanent damage
3 years is well outside the window for spontaneous nerve recovery.
Ent surgeon can document vocal cord paralysis and determine if your muscle spasm is related.
Dr. Tung Nguyen
Dr. Tung Nguyen
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Dr. David Kam
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: Rec. laryngeal nerve
Most injury to that nerve heals within 6 month.
The prognosis after that time frame is poor! sore throat and decline in voice quality towards the end of day is due to fatigue of the undamaged contralateral vocal cord. There are surgical treatments to improve your voice. See an ENT doctor.

In brief: Rec. laryngeal nerve
Most injury to that nerve heals within 6 month.
The prognosis after that time frame is poor! sore throat and decline in voice quality towards the end of day is due to fatigue of the undamaged contralateral vocal cord. There are surgical treatments to improve your voice. See an ENT doctor.
Dr. David Kam
Dr. David Kam
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