Spasmodic dysphonia is a neurological disorder that affects the voice muscles in the larynx (voice box). It causes the muscles inside your vocal cords to randomly spasm, which interferes with the vocal cords’ ability to vibrate and produce voice. Spasmodic dysphonia is a chronic condition that lasts throughout your lifetime.
Symptoms of spasmodic dysphonia include:
- A tight, strained quality of the voice
- Occasional breaks in the voice
- A voice that is difficult to understand
At first, your symptoms may be mild and occur infrequently. Over time, symptoms of spasmodic dysphonia worsen and occur more often.
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