Originally Posted by StillHope
Thank you so much for sharing. I think I had that esophageal spasm. I just couldn't imagine this could be possible. Previously the feeling of the ball in my throat was a bit higher so I just thought that there should not be any more tmj related muscles down the throat.
Yes, the burping sound is not quite the air coming out but probably some almost constant activity of the muscles, ligaments and what not.
All this makes it harder to breathe as well. At least this does not exactly hurt but makes me feel constant fatigue.
How did it release in your case? From a splint or dental work??
HI--Honestly, I still get the feeling of extreme tightness around my throat and neck, but it's always brought on from stress in my case at this point. I think with my tmjd, I might always have it to some extent, hopefully not, but who knows. I'm in a repositional splint right now that is bringing my lower jaw forward a bit, and after the first adjustment , I had extreme spasms everywhere increase.....
the tight throat symptom came back a little as well, but not as severe as when I lifted all that gravel last summer. This sounds kind of bad, but the only thing that helps it when it is really bad is a rum and coke. LOL...The rum really relaxes my throat muscles and takes the edge off the severity of it. (I didnt' abuse alchohol at all, I"m just talking about 1or 2 drinks) ....This is how I eventually got over it last summer. I know that might sound bad, but I didn't want to take meds like muscle relaxers...I was scared to take them and didnt' know how my body would react to them. Sooooo, to make a long story short, I had a stiff drink everynight until my tight throat symptoms went away or were totally tolerable I guess you could say.
PS--If I remember correctly, it took at least a month to get rid of the severity of the throat spasms. They wanted to put me on anxiety meds, but I opted for rum instead..LOL.