What is a Laryngeal Spasm?
Laryngeal spasm is when the vocal cords narrow or close inappropriately. It can cause problems speaking or breathing, or can make a person feel like they are choking or that their "air is being cut off." It is usually treatable with medication or therapy (or a combination). It is usually caused by an underlying medical problem in the throat or airways.
You may require medication, therapy, or a combination of the two to help with your spasm. Dr. Beaver also performs Botox injections in the clinic to treat spasm. If you are a patient that has received Botox before for spasmodic dysphonia, you will be pleased with the ease of treatment and quick office visit for your injection.