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Spasming in my neck accompanied by a sore throat means what?

Spasming in my neck accompanied by a sore throat means what?

Nonspecific: These symptoms do not point to a single diagnosis. Could be infectious (such as a cold), or primary muscle spasm. Best to see your primary care if persistent, or progressive. The more severe the symptoms, the more urgent the problem. Hope this helps! ...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


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Why does my throat spasm unexpectedly, like completely closing?

Why does my throat spasm unexpectedly, like completely closing?

Serious, or not...: The cause of this sensation have a variety of causes. If it is associated with difficulty breathing or asthmatic breathing, as seen in an anaphylactic reaction to something and potentially fatal. More likely, it is an exaggerated form of anxiety or a symptom of hysteria, in which the muscle in the pharyngeal area go into muscle spasm. Or an abnormal form of swallowing where muscles are dyskinetic. ...Read more

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What type of dr. Would you need to see for throat spasm when coughing?

What type of dr.  Would you need to see for throat spasm when coughing?

Different options.: Mostl likely your primary care physician coudl determine the right speciality to refer to, but probably an ENT (ear nose and throuat doctor), or a pulmonologist. ...Read more

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Any medicine for throat spasm & dryness due to acid reflux?

Any medicine for throat spasm & dryness due to acid reflux?

GERD: Yes many. First don't eat after 7 pm, secondly chew you food well and minimize water or fluids with you food. You may wish to raise the head of your bed about 5 inches. Lastly see your doctor and get an h2 blocker. Since much of your stomach acid occurs at night. Be careful what you eat. ...Read more

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How can enlarged thyroid with throat tightening or throat spasm be treated

How can enlarged thyroid  with throat  tightening or throat spasm be treated

Goiter: If the thyroid is large it can cause narrowing of the airway and that is an indication for surgery. You should have your thyroid hormone levels checked, if hyper or hypoactive it can be treated. If the hormone level is normal, you should have a cat scan to determine if the gland is narrowing the breathing pipe or trachea. If so surgery may treat your problem. Finally you should look for other causes of shortness of breath including asthma or obstructive sleep apnea. ...Read more

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I have been having throat spasms every day for 3 months. It's noticeable looking at my neck and you can hear it. It's annoying, will it ever stop?

I have been having throat spasms every day for 3 months. It's noticeable looking at my neck and  you can hear it. It's annoying, will it  ever stop?

Possible tic: At this point i presume you've seen an ENT physician and ruled out any pathology in your throat.That being the case i would see a neurologist to see if you have a tic. ...Read more

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Can i take robaxin (methocarbamol) for globus throat spasms?

Can i take robaxin (methocarbamol) for globus throat spasms?

May not work: Methacarbamol (robaxin), a centrally acting anti-spasmodic medication ("muscle relaxer") with zero direct activity on muscles. In simple terms, it tricks the brain to trick the body. It is one of the safer anti-spasmodic agents and ideally only used for short term treatment of musculoskeletal disorders such as sprains. In refractory cases of globus spasm, the choice is at the discretion of the dr. ...Read more

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Swallowed wrong and had a throat spasm...Kinda felt like a marble trying to go down. Sound serious?

Swallowed wrong and had a throat spasm...Kinda felt like a marble trying to go down. Sound serious?

Swallowing: If the stuck food did not cause inability to speak, sudden shortness of breath, or inability to swallow your saliva you will recover. If there is any prolonged pain with swallowing you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Throat spasms? with eating occ. feels like food gets stuck, increased saliva, ,lasts ,<5 min no residual symptoms What could it be?

Throat spasms? with eating occ.  feels like food gets stuck, increased saliva, ,lasts ,<5 min no residual symptoms  What could it be?

Esophageal stricture: Likely to be esophageal Ring so called a Shatski Ring or other strictures are the cause of your dysphagia or swallowing difficulty. See a gastroenterology specialist for a endoscopy soon. ...Read more

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Whats the best Dr for evaluating throat spasms? Throat feels tight, having spasms daily, feels like marbles trying to go down, just saliva no food.

First one you should: see is your own doctor, who will examine you and do the preliminary tests and treat you. If needed, they will refer you to a specialist . ...Read more