Spasmodic dysphonia is a neurological voice disorder that causes involuntary muscle spasms in the larynx. The spasms interrupt or strain speech, making your voice sound hoarse, strangled, or breathy. Breathing and swallowing are not usually affected.
Although there’s no cure for spasmodic dysphonia, there are treatments that can alleviate or control the symptoms.
Treatments for spasmodic dysphonia include:
Our fellowship-trained laryngologists work with speech pathologists to treat spasmodic dysphonia. A neurologist may also be consulted to evaluate you for other neurological conditions.
Our comprehensive medical resources enable you to have consultations, follow-up visits, and any needed medical treatments and procedures all in one location.
If you experience any change in your voice that is impacting your livelihood, we can help. To schedule an appointment with one of our laryngologists, or for more information about our services, call 214-645-8300.