Suffering from voice or vocal cord disorders is never an easy thing to grasp. Whether you’re experiencing a new affliction or have been dealing with vocal cord problems for quite some time, our doctors are ready to help resolve your issues.
Vocal cord disorders and voice and swallowing problems are amongst the most common health conditions. These problems are of particular significance for those who rely on professional voice such as singers, performers, public speakers, teachers and others of similar careers. If you develop voice problems, commonly known as “hoarseness” or “raspy voice”, whether new or chronic, you will need to see an expert Otolaryngologist (ENT doctor) for evaluation and treatment.
At Lapeer Health Systems, our expert Ear, Nose and Throat doctors are ready to help resolve the issues related to voice and swallowing using conservative and minimally invasive techniques and approach
VOICE & VOCAL CORD AILMENTS
People of all ages, shapes, and sizes can have trouble with their voice and vocal cord as it is often experienced by everyone at some point during their lifetime. A common sickness known as laryngitis can bring on sudden hoarseness or cause a patient to lose their voice completely for several days to weeks.
Voice and vocal cord disorders include the following:
- Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
- Vocal Cord Paralysis as a Result of Disease, Trauma, or Surgery
- Vocal Cord Nodules, Cysts, & Polyps
- Cancers & Tumors of the Voice Box & Vocal Cord
- Age Related Changes in the Voice
Symptoms can range from mild changes in the quality of voice to severe hoarseness, breathiness with or without varying degrees of throat pain and discomfort. If you suspect that you may be suffering from any of the ailments above, schedule an office visit to be examined by a board-certified ENT.
Though certain voice and vocal cord disorders can appear out of the blue, several contributing factors can cause potential harm or damage to a patients voice. This includes but is not limited to the following:
- Overuse & Strained Vocal Cords
- Allergies & Infections
- Acid reflux
When a patient is experiencing trouble with his or her vocal cord, it’s always best to avoid smoking while attempting to rest your voice as much as possible. The sudden onset of certain vocal troubles can also be the result of an infection, which is why it’s important to speak with an ENT as soon as possible to ensure that your medical needs are met in a timely manner.
Board certified Ear, Nose and Throat doctors at Lapeer Health Systems can assist you with a broad range of non-surgical and conservative treatment modalities to microscopic and endoscopic surgery on the voice box which often times is performed on outpatient basis with rapid recovery. Advances in microlaryngoscopy have revolutionized the success of these procedures.
Following your voice or vocal cord treatment, your ENT will often times require patients to undergo voice therapy to aid in the healing process. This helps patients learn how to talk and use their voice without during any further damage until healing is complete.
SPEAK WITH AN EXPERT VOCAL CORD SURGEON IN LOS ANGELES
If you’re suffering from any of the disorders listed above or would like to inquire further about symptoms that you may be experiencing, it’s always best to contact a board certified Los Angeles ENT to schedule your initial consultation, during which your best course of treatment will be outlined.
To learn more about what our doctors can do to help you overcome your vocal cord and voice issues, contact our ENT surgeons at 855.360.9119.
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