Hello Dr. Thomas!
My name is Makena and I'm an eighteen year old female singer. Lately I have been experiencing symptoms of MTD after/while singing, that I've never had before and I've been singing my whole life. I had an appt. with an ear nose and throat specialist recently but she said I wasn't describing symptoms of nodules because I haven't noticed a change in my voice, just the pain is present. She recommended a formal vocal coach and said that training would solve the problem, which I have also scheduled soon. She saw no pictures of my larynx or anything, so I wanted to ask your advice. Do you think surgery or injections would be necesarry? What can I do to ease the discomfort in the meantime? Is this permanently damaging to my voice?
Thank you for your time,