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Old 09-07-2008, 07:38 PM   #1
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anyone have tight throat issues that make swallowing difficult?

my throat is soooooo tight. Do you think its from the tight neck and shoulder muscles>?

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Old 09-08-2008, 10:10 AM   #2
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Re: anyone have tight throat issues that make swallowing difficult?

A tight throat (and muscles) and swallowing difficulties can occur for a number of different reasons such as the lower jaw being pushed too far back or laterally mispositioned which narrows your airway and restricts tongue movement (needed for proper swallowing), the neck being misaligned which again restricts tongue movement and restrcits the airway and also causes the muscles to overwork or become spastic and tight and loss of vertical dimension within the mouth which also restricts tongue movement and narrows the passage way of the throat.

Its often called dysphagia but if you look the term up tmj is seldom listed as a cause - its usually associated with upper digestive and esophogus problems, another common ailment a lot of people with tmj may experience and other neurological disorders, again which coincidentally, some tmj sufferers may also be are diagnosed with b/c most mds feel tmj can not cause the widespread symptoms that often result when tmj progresses or is left untreated.

I have had this problem since my tmj started - obviously various treatments like chiro and PT can help ease it as well as dental treatment of the tmj. Adapting or changing how and what you eat - limiting your mouthfuls to small bites and keeping the food soft, etc. become a necessity. Mouth, tongue and neck exercises or stretching done just before you eat or take pills can help as well.

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Old 09-08-2008, 08:52 PM   #3
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Re: anyone have tight throat issues that make swallowing difficult?

I don't know what the cause is, but you might consider visiting an Ear, Nose & Throat specialist to see what can be done about the issue.

Old 09-09-2008, 12:45 AM   #4
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Re: anyone have tight throat issues that make swallowing difficult?

Are you anxious? It could be part of the fight or flight response.

When I get angst about all the problems caused by my TMJ issues I get a tight feeling in my throat and I notice my voice changes pitch and I find it hard to swallow.

Old 09-13-2008, 08:05 AM   #5
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Re: anyone have tight throat issues that make swallowing difficult?

Does anyone have anything that helps the sore, tight feeling in the throat, it hurts inside around my jaw joint today, is this normal? My chewing muscles also hurt from just chewing some soft pasta. I have severe anxiety today thinking I have cancer or something, I need some reassurance that Im not going to die from this.

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