Diagnosed about 5 years ago with C5/6/7 herniations after a car accident. PT, epidural injections, etc. got me back close to normal. I have been dealing with neck pain since but nothing too terrible.
I have had what seemed like a very mild sore throat for about three weeks, tonight while eating I got a horrible cramp/spasm right behind my adam's apple. Eating, drinking, any kind of swallowing was very painful. I have in the past got a similar cramp in my throat when I have been sleep deprived and yawning often .Those are more localized on the right or left side but the pain was similar but did not affect me swallowing.
My wife made a comment that recently I have been hanging my head down/looking down a lot. I noticed that position is more comfortable, and when I look up now I can feel the pain in my throat as well, or is it in the muscles in the front of the neck??? Not sure. And touching and massaging it on the outside is painful. The pain is better 5 hours later now but swallowing is still not right.
I realize this may have nothing to do with my herniations but wanted to see if anyone had an idea of there could be some relation. And should I call a ENT tomorrow, or find a Neurologist/Ortho to go see? I think the one that treated me retired.
Thanks in advance.