Laryngeal Spasm

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.


My doctor thinks I might have a spasm of my vocal cords. How can Dr. Beaver help me?

Dr. Beaver can tell you what is causing the spasm, and will offer you treatment for spasm.


How can vocal cord spasm be treated?

You may require medication, therapy, or a combination of the two to help with your spasm.


Does Dr. Beaver perform Botox injections for spasmodic dysphonia?

Yes, Dr. Beaver performs Botox injections in the clinic. 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.