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What is the definition or description of: Pharynx disorders?

What is the definition or description of: Pharynx disorders?

Pharyngeal disorders: Pharyngeal disorders are problems that involve the pharynx which is the food tube comprised of muscle covered with mucosa that goes from the oral cavity to the esophagus. There is an oropharynx (in the oral cavity), nasopharynx (in the nose), hypopharynx (around the larynx). It is contiguous and connects to the esophagus inferiorly at the end of the hypopharynx. ...Read more

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Pharynx Disorders (Definition)

Pharyngeal disorders are problems that involve the pharynx which is the food tube comprised of muscle covered with mucosa that goes from the oral cavity to the esophagus. There is an oropharynx (in the oral cavity), nasopharynx (in the nose), hypopharynx (around the larynx). It is contiguous and connects to the esophagus inferiorly at the ...Read more


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How relevant is nasal obstruction to sleep-related breathing disorders? Most doctors seem solely focused on the pharynx.

How relevant is nasal obstruction to sleep-related breathing disorders? Most doctors seem solely focused on the pharynx.

UARS: Very relevant! Upper airway resistance syndrome can be a large factor involved with sleep related breathing disorders. Please consider seeing dentists who are trained in dental sleep medicine while there is no current speicalty in this area currently, seek those who are diplomate status in the american academy of dental sleep medicine (aadsm). Also those who use acoustical rhinometry! ...Read more

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I have a grandson that is 8 weeks old with acid reflux disease. Right now he's suffering from pharynx congestion. What can we give for the congestion?

I have a grandson that is 8 weeks old with acid reflux disease. Right now he's suffering from pharynx congestion. What can we give for the congestion?

Couple things: Treat one nostril at a time. Put a few drops of saline spray, like ayr for babies, in one side, then squeeze the bulb syringe until flat and insert into the side with the saline, open when in the nostril an it will suck out the saline and the congestion, remove it, clean it and repeat on the other side. Use a cool mist humidifier in the sleeping room. ...Read more

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Could an itchy neck be a symptom of asthma in children?

Could an itchy neck be a symptom of asthma in children?

Not likely: It could mean an allergy to something and allergies and asthma are often associated with each other, but directly related to asthma- unlikely. ...Read more

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What is parathyroid disorder? What does your parathyroid look like or feel like in your neck?

What is parathyroid disorder? What does your parathyroid look like or feel like in your neck?

Overactive: An over active parathyroid gland, or hyperparathyroidism, can cause weak bones, broken bones, kidney stones, pancreatitis, stomach ulcers, abdominal pain, fatigue, depression, forgetfulness, and anxiety. A normal parathyroid gland is about the size of a grain of rice or a pea. An abnormal gland is about the size of an olive. They are nearly impossible to feel on normal examination. ...Read more

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Can medications for thyroid disease cure the weird uncomfortable feeling you get in your neck?

Can medications for thyroid disease cure the weird uncomfortable feeling you get in your neck?

Maybe not: You don't say what is wrong with your thyroid, and what medications you are on. If the sx in your neck are from an enlarged thyroid (goiter), the medications may or may not help. It would be important to figure out exactly what is causing your symptoms. Usually a modest size goiter does not cause symptoms. ...Read more

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Can degenerative disc disease in the neck be caused by being hit on the head with a 500lb barrel?

Can degenerative disc disease in the neck be caused by being hit on the head with a 500lb barrel?

Yes, could occur.: The original impact could tear the annulus fibrosis surrounding one or many discs, and could lead to progressive discogenic deterioration. ...Read more

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What's a korean therapeutic bed, and can it treat degenerative disk disease or arthritis in neck?

What's a korean therapeutic bed, and can it treat degenerative disk disease or arthritis in neck?

Bed Choice: Don't be swayed by aggressive marketing of a very expensive bed. There are only anecdotal reports of benefits (translation, personal preference). Personally, I cannot stand tempurpedic (very hard), but some patients swear by it. Ultimately, find a reputable dealer with a guarantee. Then try it. If you don't like it, exercise your option to return or exchange. ...Read more

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Pain in the neck and shoulder starts after waking up or when I remember it. Can be motivated by psychological disorders?

Pain in the neck and shoulder starts after waking up or when I remember it. Can be motivated by psychological disorders?

By stress: Many people carry their stress as tension in their neck and shoulders (trapezius muscles). Acupuncture can be very beneficial for intially breaking that down. Deep breathing exercises, mindfullness and progressive muscle relaxation can help to keep it reduced. ...Read more

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I just bought an adjustable electric bed and I now have neck pain as soon as I lie on it when it is inclined. I have degenerative neck/disc disease?

I just bought an adjustable electric bed and I now have neck pain as soon as I lie on it when it is inclined. I have degenerative neck/disc disease?

Check neck position: Assess whether you have your neck at an akward angle with too many pillows. Unless there is some pressure on your neck or sudden movement of it, having your head up doesn't usually aggravate your degenerative, arthritis related, neck pain. ...Read more

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I am only 29. Could I have degenerative disc disease? I have had neck pain for over 4 years that is constantly there every single day. Is it possibly that I could have degenerative disc disease this young? .

There: There are a lot of structures in the neck that could be the source of pain: discs, other bony joints, muscles, and other tissues. Whether you could have degenerative disc disease doesn't so much depend on age, but on experience. If a neck has experienced a lot of wear and tear, such as from extreme sports, military service, high-velocity injuries, or overuse, it may develop the same kind of problems seen in older people. Other medical conditions, some medications, and family history can also contribute to "premature aging" of the neck structures.

Signs of a dangerous neck problem include weakness, muscle shrinkage, or sensory loss in the upper limbs; funny walking, jerky limbs, and jumpy reflexes in the lower limbs; bladder control problems; or symptoms that are new, severe or unprovoked.

A visit to a primary care provider (and possibly a consultation by a neurologist) can help exclude dangerous problems, and can help determine therapy to reduce pain and progression. ...Read more

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What sort of disorder is an ear-nose-throat disorder?

What sort of disorder is an ear-nose-throat disorder?

Ear nose throat dis.: Ear nose throat disorder is a vague term. Any disease that relates to ear or nose or throat can be classied in this term. ...Read more

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Is neck pain a sign of some disease?

Possibly: Most neck main is neurological, muscular, or skeletal in origin. Nerve injury or pinching from a disc, muscle strain, or rib dysfunction are common causes. However, depending on the neck pain type, location, duration, & associated symptoms, it could be a sign of arthritis, meningitis, tumor, thyroid disorder, etc. Swollen lymph nodes from infection also can cause significant neck pain. ...Read more

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I click my neck and back easily. Is this a disorder?

I click my neck and back easily. Is this a disorder?

Usually not: Usually not unless it is causing pain or dysfunction/disability when you do it. ...Read more

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Would a chiropractor be able to diagnose back/neck disease?

Would a chiropractor be able to diagnose back/neck disease?

Not likely: Chiropractors interpret all backs as having disease. Your visit is proof that there is a problem and they will find one for sure. Chiropractors offer a deep, sometimes satisfying massage, but no diagnosis and certainly no cure. See your regular doctor if you have a problem. ...Read more

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Would a chiropractor be able to tell if I have a back or neck disease just by feeling my back and neck?

Would a chiropractor be able to tell if I have a back or neck disease just by feeling my back and neck?

Probably not: Chiropractors operate under the notion that all backs are abnormal. The inciting event is your visit - proof that something is wrong. And they will always find something by a combination of touching and blasting you with unshielded, high energy x-rays to find non-existent pathology. If you suspect a problem, see your family doc or orthopod first. ...Read more

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I am 55 yrs I have degenaration disc disease, had to have surgurey to replace 3 dissc in my neck. What is my prognosis?

I am 55 yrs I have degenaration disc disease, had to have surgurey to replace 3 dissc in my neck. What is my prognosis?

Pretty good.: If the surgery was recent, you want to take naprosyn (naproxen) 375. Mg twice a day for 2 weeks to prevent calcification of the implants whereby they no longer move and act like a normal disc. Keep active and consider your diet to prevent a continuing cascade of spine problems. An instructional session with a physical therapist would be beneficial. ...Read more

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Is there any shoulder-origin disease that can cause my neck to be in constant pain but not so much pain in the shoulder?!

Nerve impingement: Of the neck is a very common problem, affecting about 10-12% percent of the adult population in the us. Nerve impingement can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging disc or encroached upon by bony overgrowth. Rec.: see an interventional pain management specialist for further investigation. ...Read more

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Is it possible to not have a neck without having a disorder such as KFS and is there surgery to elongate the back of neck? (Cervial area)

Is it possible to not have a neck without having a disorder such as KFS and is there surgery to elongate the back of neck? (Cervial area)

Need more info: There are many things that can go wrong and cause pain & disability. Some pain in the neck can be caused by muscle spam and not from the vertebrae. In Africa the fashion is for some women to have elongated necks. The process is started when very young and rings are place on the neck periodically to increase the length of the neck. I don't advise it. See an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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I've an arthritic neck (mid. To severe). I'm 64. I'm wondering in such cases what, if any, progression of the disease occurs? Does it stabilize?

I've an arthritic neck (mid. To severe). I'm 64. I'm wondering in such cases what, if any, progression of the disease occurs? Does it stabilize?

C-spine Arthritis: The severity and progression depend on several factors including stress patterns of usage as well as the condiiton of the bone. Osteoporotic females have a greater tendency for vertebral collapse and arthritis. A variety of newer medications can slow this progression. A radiologic study will be useful in guaging the extent of the disease. ...Read more

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Chronic neck pain for 5 mths that hurts & also prevents me looking all the way right. What can help? Or what tests to diagnose? Or possible disorders?

Chronic neck pain for 5 mths that hurts & also prevents me looking all the way right. What can help? Or what tests to diagnose? Or possible disorders?

See details: There are several possible causes. Seean orthopedist or rheumatologist and have the issue evaluated. Then you will know the cause and the treatment options. ...Read more

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What disease causes neck and back muscle rigidity?

What disease causes neck and back muscle rigidity?

Muscle spasm: Typically if muscles in the cervical and lumbar
regions are injured they will go into spasm
to protect themselves from further injury
this will create the rigidity that the writer
describes.
The symptoms can be helped with moist
heat, muscle relaxants and physical
therapy modalities. ...Read more

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What are the causes of swollen lymphnodes in the jaw and neck area in children?

What are the causes of swollen lymphnodes in the jaw and neck area in children?

Infection: Swollen lymph nodes are usually a result of an infection. The lymph nodes swell because they are part of the immune systems attempt to fight off an infection. Different lymph nodes protect different parts of the body. If a swollen node persists, is red or very tender, or if it keeps getting bigger, have your child checked by your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Can tuberculosis neck lymphadenitis cause infertility even after the disease is treated?

Can tuberculosis neck lymphadenitis cause infertility even after the disease is treated?

Tb Lymphadenitis: TB is a systemic disease. It can cause infertility. The chances reduce after proper anti tuberculous treatment. ...Read more

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How can I heal sleeping disorders? I bought a bunch of aids like lavendar sleep mask and neck pillows.

How can I heal sleeping disorders? I bought a bunch of aids like lavendar sleep mask and neck pillows.

Overall health: Sleep disorders appear to be extremely common and are often a reflection of both mental and physical health. As I have said in all too many answers----------check your diet. Except in the elderly sleep disorders are abnormal and indicate poor brain chemistry. ...Read more

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What are some things I can do to relieve the pain of osteoarthritis and degenerative disc disease in my neck?

What are some things I can do to relieve the pain of osteoarthritis and degenerative disc disease in my neck?

Therapy: The best long term treatment for neck pain from degenerative changes is strengthening and stretching exercise. Stretching will help maintain motion and strengthening the muscles will provide support for the worn joints and help delay progression. The best way to get into a routine is to work with a physical therapist a few times then transition to an independent exercise program. ...Read more

Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more