The Role of Therapy for Muscle Tension Dysphagia

Age Range:18 - Any
Start Date:November 2015
End Date:March 2018

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Muscle Tension Dysphagia Treatment Efficacy

Muscle tension dysphagia is a novel diagnostic taxonomy describing a subset of patient
population with reported dysphagia who exhibit normal oropharyngeal and esophageal swallowing
function as evidenced by videofluoroscopic swallow study. These patients also demonstrate
abnormal supraglottic muscle tension during laryngoscopy as well as signs of laryngeal
hypersensitivity and laryngopharyngeal reflux. Treatment of these patients with Proton Pump
Inhibitor (PPI) therapy is a common practice however voice therapy invention targeting the
unloading of the supraglottic muscle tension has been shown to be highly effective in symptom
resolution per the investigators' clinical experience. The study is designed to answer
efficacy of treatment being offered to patients with muscle tension dysphagia.

Inclusion Criteria

- Age 18-99

- Diagnosed with Muscle Tension Dysphagia

Exclusion Criteria

- Physical or emotional disorder preventing the completion of therapy
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