With speech therapy, a speech pathologist will guide you on helpful strategies for more efficient voice use. The strategies will help you find the ideal voice pitch and volume for healthier speaking. You’ll also learn about exercises that improve breathing and reduce strain. Overall, speech therapy helps heal vocal cord injury and prevent future trauma.
People with relatively large nodules, polyps, or cysts may undergo microsurgery, especially if they have the lesions for a long time. In this procedure, the surgeon will insert tiny instruments into the throat to remove the nodes. In most cases, you need to undergo speech therapy after undergoing microsurgery.
The removal of lesions through laser surgery is also an option. During this procedure, you may be awake or under general anesthesia. The surgeon will insert a scope into your nose and throat and direct laser beams into the nodes to shrink them. Please note that you may need second laser surgery to remove the lesion entirely. The doctor will most likely recommend speech therapy after the surgery.
Finally, to treat vocal nodes, the doctor will order voice rest and, perhaps, medications like steroids to reduce the swelling or inflammation. Additionally, if an underlying habit or medical condition contributes to the symptoms of vocal nodules, the doctor will work with you to manage it.
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