The vocal cords play a crucial role in helping us form spoken words. In order to speak, air is moved from the lungs to the vocal cords and up to the mouth. The pressure from the air causes the vocal cords to vibrate, which helps create sound.
Treatment Methods for Vocal Cord Nodules and Polyps
The treatment for vocal cord nodules and polyps will depend on their impact and their cause. The size of the nodule or polyp is one of the primary factors that will be considered when your provider is preparing a treatment plan.
To determine a treatment plan, your provider may choose to perform an exam and further testing. This can include acid reflux testing, endoscopic throat and voice box inspection, or allergy testing. Testing or surgery for the thyroid may also be ordered as necessary.