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Doctor insights on: Throat Spasms

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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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I got into an accident and it caused a mild whiplash which has lead to some spasming in my neck. but also have neck grinding noise. what is that?

I got into an accident and it caused a mild whiplash which has lead to some spasming in my neck. but also have neck grinding noise. what is that?

If there is some de-: -generation present or even ligament injury, there is noise made with motion. And you hear this because sound is transmitted through a solid ( bone) even better than a liquid, both of which are much better than air. When i listen with a stethoscope, i am not able 2 hear the noises people hear when moving their neck. ...Read more

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Neck pain n muscles in neck spasaming s well as shoulders n arms n pain when moving my head n electric like shocks in back of neck?

Neck pain n muscles in neck spasaming s well as shoulders n arms n pain when moving my head n electric like shocks in back of neck?

Radiculopathy: It sounds like you are having a disc push on the nerves in your neck. You will want to have your physician evaluate your neck, and use ibuprofen or another anti-inflammatory medication. If you are having weakness, or loss of function in your hands or arms seek immediate medical attention. ...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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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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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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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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Going to my GP for throat spasms (maybe related to reflux and anxiety)...what can I expect in the exam? #whitecoatsyndrome

Going to my GP for throat spasms (maybe related to reflux and anxiety)...what can I expect in the exam? #whitecoatsyndrome

No worries.: No need to worry about seeing the doctor for throat spasms. The doctor will discuss your symptoms with you at length. He or she will most likely examine your mouth, neck, and chest, but will not do any invasive maneuvers. It is possible that they may want to order x-rays or give you a trial of medication initially. Good for you for following up on this! ...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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I received a diagnosis of stenosis of the C4. I have episodes of "trying to catch my breath". Is this related? How about throat spasm and cough?

I received a diagnosis of stenosis of the C4. I have episodes of "trying to catch my breath". Is this related? How about throat spasm and cough?

Likely...: The phrenic nerve (which gives motor output to the diaphragm muscle--which controls breathing) gets significant contributions from C4. Talk to a neurosurgeon about strategies to relieve stenosis at C4. ...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.

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

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Throat spasms that cause ear and chest pain on one side. Is it possible? What could it be?

Possible yes: of course; it is happening to you. Throat and ear muscles and innervation are connected so you can experience crossover. Esophagus is a continuation of throat and it does go through the chest, so if it is in spasm you could also have related chest pain. However, this is not a safe way to learn what is actually happening to you. You should discuss this & all associated symptoms with clinician. ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of globus, throat spasms? I am miserable and have already seen my doctor and he diagnosed me with globus.

What can I do to get rid of globus, throat spasms? I am miserable and have already seen my doctor and he diagnosed me with globus.

Globus : Globus can be a difficult diagnosis to treat. Often no physical source is found. In challenging scenarios, consultation with an ENT neurologist and a gastroenterologist may be needed. ...Read more

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I got diagnosed with globus caused from anxiety, i was wondering if i could take a muscle relaxer like robaxin (methocarbamol) or skelexa to calm my throat spasms?

Unlikely: It sounds like you are describing vocal fold dysfunction. Muscle relaxants do not help with this condition. This is treated with a specialized form of speech therapy. Certainly, getting help for the anxiety usually helps. ...Read more