Philadelphia Ear, Nose and Throat Associates: PENTA

Pain

  Pain

Pain while vocalizing can indicate vocal fold lesions, laryngeal joint arthritis, infection, or gastric (stomach) acid reflux irritation of the arytenoids; but it is much more commonly caused by voice abuse with excessive muscular activity in the neck rather than acute pathology on the leading edge of a vocal fold, and it does not usually require immediate cessation of phonation pending medical examination.