Spasmodic dysphonia is a rare, chronic neurological disorder that causes spasms in the vocal chords, interrupting the ability to create sound. Symptoms may start slowly, with the voice sounding tight with breaks when speaking. Symptoms develop over time until speech is difficult to understand. The cause of the spasms is generally thought to be an abnormality in the central nervous system.

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Otolaryngology – Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery

Whether you need a diagnosis, non-surgical treatment, or surgery for problems involving the ears, sinuses, oral cavity, throat, or neck, the Otolaryngology team is here to provide…