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10-12-2006, 06:46 PM
I found this on the net...hope it helps!!!

Dr. Eisner: The pain under your jaw on your neck can be a result of GERD. Frequently patients with GERD will not have heartburn, but what is called the atypical (extra-esophageal or outside of the esophagus) manifestations of GERD. Globus hystericus is the sensation of having a lump in the throat when there is nothing there. It is usually a result of reflux of acid into the larynx, or voice-box. It can be the cause of a strange feeling under the jaw on the neck. By treating for acid refux with acid-reducing agents, symptoms resolve. As with all of the extra-intestinal manifestions of GERD, treatment usually requires higher doses of medication for longer periods of time.