Non-Surgical Voice Repair - Vocal Rest... Doctor's Recommended... How Useful and Practical is it to Benefit the Apparent Vocal Problems
More and more, I am getting the phone calls and e-mails about the voice problems from speakers and singers.
Almost all of them are prescribed the medication to conquer their acid reflux (not in every case it is even present), but the doctors do it just in case...?
And almost all of the doctors prescribed a vocal rest.
Vocal rest - how useful could it be?
In fact, in the majority of cases, it is, as after all, if you break your leg, you should not be hopping on it and running marathons.
However, the patient with the broken leg at least is offered a cast, or corrective surgery and then the cast.
The ENT doctors evidently think that if the person would stop singing, or even speaking, the problems will correct themselves.
And granted, sometimes, since the pressure from the vocal box is removed, due to the extensive, so called "vocal rest", the symptoms seem to be not as pronounced, at least at the beginning of the vocal journey after the vocal rest.
But there is no doubts that all of those symptoms will come back and very soon and in a full bloom.
So, after the same problem persists, what are you going to do? To take another vocal rest for 2-3 months before the next show?
On this note, I don't think you will prosper your career fast enough, definitely not before you turn 70.
However, by that time, somebody probably will organize a vocal idol for senior citizens (lol).
You never know...!
On a serious note, the vocal rest was only an illusion that all the problems are conquered now.
In a real sense, no alterations of anything have been done.
The application of the voice never has been changed.
Nothing has been treated, neither non-surgically, nor surgically or otherwise.
It's only as a matter of time before there will be a deja vu.
All of the false hopes will fail and the person involved will unfortunately have to "face the music", so to speak.
I am a person of action.
If something is wrong or broken, let's fix it.
Have a check with reality.
If it's broken, it's not going to get fixed by itself, as there is no real change without change.
Please address the cause and attend to it, rather than allowing the doctors to feed you with wishful thinking that the problems will correct themselves and will go away at the snap of the fingers or - for that matter - the vocal rest...