I have at times gotten what I'll call a charlie horse in my throat. They come on if I yawn too hard, but often times if my husband tickles me around my throat area, I'll tense up and push my neck into my chest and it will come on that way also. It has always cramped on the right side of the adams apple. It is very painful if I swallow. To rid myself of it I need to stretch my head backwards, and hopefully it will "pop" out. It is painful to do it this way. I have also just manipulated the area hoping to pop it out. It will last anywhere from 1 min to a few times it lasted about 20 min. Scares the heck out of me. Any info would be appreciated.