Non-Surgical Voice Repair: Spasmodic Dysphonia Diagnosis – Could It Be Treated Remotely?

Recently, we had an inquiry from a singer situated in Europe who had been diagnosed with Spasmodic Dysphonia.

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“I was diagnosed with spasmodic dysphonia, and the doctor wanted to give me Botox injections, but I refused because the risk of not being able to sing well afterwards (I am a singer) was too great! So my question is, Can you help me get my voice or a better voice back? Is it possible to get instructions via Skype. I live in Amsterdam, the Netherlands!”
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Below is my answer.

Hi There,

I have to note that it is a little unusual to be diagnosed with spasmodic dysphonia, when you are a singer. Usually, it happens to people who are not singers, but just regular (or professional) speaking voice users.

But, nevertheless, it is a very serious problem and in conventional sense, cannot be treated, let alone cured. And yes, the only treatment they could offer is the Botox, which in majority of cases, will not work or will work temporarily and for a very short period of time.

In any case, it is not a solution. The problem is clearly mechanical. The mechanics of voice performance has to be put in place, which by itself is an incredibly complicated process.

Needless to say, you will have to be in front of me IN PERSON. There is no other way!!! There is a lot involved, especially with a disorder like this. Your whole body has to be put in balance, and then your vocal anatomy has to be cleaned up and strengthened.

Ultimately, your whole being has to be restructured.

Your vocal box has to be rebuilt and cleansed from such impurities like mucus and gastric acid. Concurrently, your voice has to be lifted off of the vocal box, off of the vocal cords and re-channeled to the alternative muscles (your facial muscles/cavities). Those muscles also have to be strong enough to accept the power of the sound, just like the person who wants to build their body and who needs, for that matter, to have strong cavities where the muscles will be able to come in and stay in.

Those facial muscles will have to be put to work in full conjunction and coordination with the abdominal muscles, which will play the role of the sound support during the lift and structure. For example: The upper diaphragm muscles will assure the width and the body of the sound, whereas the lower abdomen muscles will be responsible for the height of the sound.

I can assure you that, once lifted; the spasms of the voice will be significantly reduced and eventually eliminated. As you probably already understand while reading the above, that to do it remotely would be out of the question.

I am planning to travel to the UK within the next couple of months to teach and repair voices. It is only about a one-hour flight from you to London. I travel to clients very often and just came back from Dallas, Texas. In 2015, I was working out of the UK a few times. I have been in Amsterdam momentarily and would not also mind to come to you there.

Obviously, it will not be a cheap endeavor. But if you are serious about fixing your speaking and singing voice and learn how to sing professionally with no pain and strain in your vocal anatomy, this is your chance.

However, before committing myself for anything like that, I need to hear your voice over the phone to be sure that I could achieve the results we are both looking for.

So, if the above is OK with you, please e-mail me back and we will schedule a phone call to determine if we could work together.

That’s all for now.

Best regards,
Diana Yampolsky B.M. Ed.
World-renowned Voice Repair Specialist
Specializing in Extreme Voice Disorder Cases.
Alternative and holistic approach to voice mechanics.
The Royans Professional Vocal School
Division of The Royans Institute for Non-Surgical Voice Repair
www.vocalscience.com
www.repairyourvoice.com
416-857-8741
077 88 98 9319 while in the UK

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