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Are there exercises to help loose hyoid bone & clicking when swallow spit symptoms? Or leave it alone? Its discomfort. My ENT said Ibupro & wait. :-(

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Dr. Edwin Ishoo
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: Neck clicking

Hyoid bone is the only bone in the body not connected to any other, so in a way it is loose but it is kept tightly in place by very strong ligaments and helps to support your tongue and raise your larynx whenever you talk and swallow.
In absence of trauma to suggest dislocation, you may have an anatomic abnormality that may need CT to detect. No exercises to improve it. Surgery maybe an option.

In brief: Neck clicking

Hyoid bone is the only bone in the body not connected to any other, so in a way it is loose but it is kept tightly in place by very strong ligaments and helps to support your tongue and raise your larynx whenever you talk and swallow.
In absence of trauma to suggest dislocation, you may have an anatomic abnormality that may need CT to detect. No exercises to improve it. Surgery maybe an option.
Dr. Edwin Ishoo
Dr. Edwin Ishoo
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Dr. Stephen Rothstein
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: Hyoid

Drink more water, warm soaks twice a day for a few days and ibuprofen.
Sometimes we scan it if there was a trauma history

In brief: Hyoid

Drink more water, warm soaks twice a day for a few days and ibuprofen.
Sometimes we scan it if there was a trauma history
Dr. Stephen Rothstein
Dr. Stephen Rothstein
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