A 39-year-old female asked:

What causes pressurein the backupper partof the throatthat is constant and won't go away sometimes coughing and having a choking feeling, i take medicationforpanicattacks andanxiety but it doesn't seem to help, my doctor looked in my throat and says every

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Dr. Michael Wolfe
Head & Neck Surgery 25 years experience
There : There are many things that can cause this sensation. Most of the time it is due to reflux of acid into the throat. You can have symptoms of acid in the throat without the normal esophageal symptoms of indigestion or heartburn. Many times we can't find anything wrong, even after doing an evaluation with scopes. I feel many of these symptoms may be due to muscle tension in the many muscles that control the throat and neck. This tension may cause the pressure sensations. These are exacerbated in those that have an anxious personality. This will not get better with the typical anti-acid remedies.
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