After the diagnosis, I was able to devise a treatment plan. This plan included a variety of techniques to help strengthen the voice function and reduce vocal cord strain. One technique used had the patient turn their head to the left or weakened side while speaking and practicing diaphragmatic breathing.
The patient and I worked together for approximately six weeks. During this time, I assigned daily exercises in addition to our weekly therapy sessions. After the 6-week treatment plan, the patient’s voice showed marked improvement. His voice was noticeably less hoarse.
Through a second endoscopic examination of the vocal cords, we were thrilled to see the improvement shown here in the “after” video. The patient’s left vocal cord gained an increased range of motion; after six weeks it doesn’t even appear to be paralyzed.
We and the patient were extremely pleased with this outcome!