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April 07, 2010

Fox News Story on Spasmodic Dysphonia

A Florida Fox News network aired a story on spasmodic dysphonia on April 7, 2010. Click here and it will take you to where you can watch the entire video segment.

Spasmodic dysphonia is a neurologic condition where patients suffer involuntary voice spasms resulting in an intermittent strangled quality voice with voice breaks or cut-offs (listen to examples here). Spasmodic dysphonia is most often treated with Botox injections to the voicebox. Dr. Chang performs such injections every Friday afternoon.

For more info on spasmodic dysphonia, you can check out the National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association.
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Dr. Christopher Chang is a private practice otolaryngology, head & neck surgeon specializing in the treatment of problems related to the ear, nose, and throat. Located in Warrenton, VA about 45 minutes west of Washington DC, he also provides inhalant allergy testing/treatment, hearing tests, and dispenses hearing aids. Google+ Christopher Chang, MD Bio

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