Adductor spasmodic dysphonia

This is the the type of spasmodic dysphonia I have; adductor spasmodic dysphonia,
or in short ADSD.

With this type, your voice sounds strangled and it requires a lot of effort
to push your voice out.

Workings of adductor spasmodic dysphonia

This is the most common form of spasmodic dysphonia. It is characterized by spasms that cause the vocal folds to slam together and stiffen. These spasms make it difficult for the vocal folds to vibrate and produce sounds. Words are often cut off or are difficult to start because of muscle spasms. Therefore, speech may be choppy. The voice of someone with adductor spasmodic dysphonia is commonly described as strained or strangled and full of effort. The spasms are usually absent—and the voice sounds normal—while laughing, crying, or shouting. Stress often makes the muscle spasms more severe.


Treatment of adductor spasmodic dysphonia

This SD type has the greatest chance of improvement with Botox.
When your doctor is skilled it will be a piece of cake to have the Botox injections
throught he front of your neck. You don’t need any anaestetic, because you will
only feel a small needle prick.

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