Okay, I admit; I used to sing quite a bit in high school. Iwas part of a choir, and also was part of a rock band for some time. Every one in a while I used to record in my tiny home studio and enjoy my music hobby. I got away from it for a while, but I still loved impersonating funny voices and making jokes using my wide range.
Two weeks ago I tapped too late to a rear naked choke at my BJJ class. I heard a crunch before he let go. It didn't hurt that bad and I finished that session with no problem. I continued running and other sorts of physical activities no problem.
Except my voice was all messed up. It was hard to speak that day. The following few days I experienced difficulty in speaking loudly and shouting. I speak like a typical Californian and utilize pitch to emphasize certain points in my sentences. I couldn't do any of that.
At a gator football game I couldn't even root for my team. This week I have some of that range back, but I can barely do more than one octave. (I used to hit notes from tenor to mezzo soprano!!)
I read up various injuries from strangulation, and it sounds like the worst you can get is cartilige damage in that area. The article also mentioned that the only real remedy involved surgery.
Obviously my "injury" isn't that bad since I can speak almost normally now.
Has anyone else experienced this sort of injury and specifically noticed a permenant decrease in range? I am just hoping the muscles controlling my vocal chords are strained and they need a while to recover.. I sense almost no pain in my throat now..
I hope I'm posting in the right section. Thanks!