I have always wondered about this
In April 2006 I had cervical epideral(Two shots within a couple of weeks of each other)after first shot, but before second shot i started having a hard time swallowing,(my neck,shoulder,arm and headaches got Much better right away)
shortly there after i would have a hard time keeping food down, just bending over after eating would cause food to come up.a few doctors later,and many swallow studies,upper endoscopy,and ultrasound later. my Gastro doctor says digestive system is very slow,and gerd was sum of my problems (I actually had to be put on pain patch,because I could not swallow a pill) Long story short(er)I was sent to neurologist because of symptoms-balance getting worse hyper reflexes,swallowing difficulties.2 neuro's later they are thinking poss. multiple sclerosis, I had MRI-brain,spinal tap and many more test done,all come back good,at that time they say just a slight chance it is Multiple sclerosis,now it is almost two years later and many MRI'S we know all my symptoms are do to the cervical spine, except for the swallowing-slow digestive symptoms, my swallowing acts up just once in awhile (I can swallow pills now)
sorry for so much typing,
No doctor has ever said, but I have always thought the swallowing problems have something to do with the epideral-also I have no gag reflex since the epideral neither, If someone has any insight or thoughts to this i would appreciate it alot, thanx for reading all this for such a short question.