Can Acid reflux cause esophagus spasm and thus dysphagia?

Sure, see GI doctor. Difficulty swallowing ("dysphagia") can be distinguished as a "transfer" problem (difficulty moving food from mouth to top of esophagus), "transit" problem (difficulty moving food down the esophagus), "spasm", gerd (due to sphincter problems), or obstructive (webs, rings, strictures, ulcer, tumor). Best to see a gastroenterologist (gi doctor) for evaluation and treatment.

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How does acid reflux cause dysphagia if my GI did a endoscopy 2X which shows my esophagus as normal. I have no acid reflux symptoms? Nexium (esomeprazole) fixed this.

Inflammation. Dysphagia was probably caused by inflammatory changes due to reflux. A biopsy would have shown inflammatory cells. Nexium (esomeprazole) decreases the acid so decreases the inflammation which will make the dysphagia go away. Check the pathology report to see if your dr did a biopsy of esophagus. Read more...
EGD can be normal. I think you already asked this question. EGD can be normal even if there is reflux. The precise mechanism probably doesn't matter. If no serious disease was found, and you feel better with Nexium, (esomeprazole) smile and enjoy being symptom-free. Read more...
GERD/dysphagia. Nexium (esomeprazole) suppresses acid production in the stomach. While your esophagus is normal - you may have mild gastritis which can cause similar symptoms. What did the endoscopy show with regards to the stomach?? any hiatal hernia?? you need to press the GI doc for more answers. You can also try non drug treatment - antacids, raising the head of your bed slightly, and avoiding caffeine products. Read more...