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Esophageal spasms

Posted by georgia [6.68] on March 07, 2005 at 09:38:24:

Hi Dr. Stoll, Hope you can help with this one. My son-in-law has esophageal spasms. When he eats, he gets terrible pain in his esophagus, usually passes in 10 or 15 seconds, then he goes on eating. This goes on through most of his meals. He is 34 years old. For most of his life, his diet has been horendous, no fruit, only vegs. he'll eat are corn and potatoes. He has awful headaches, not migraines. Has tried umpteen different treatments, including Botox for these. I know this is a big mess, but I was wondering if the ginger jc. treament would heal the esophageal spasms. I'll offer him the advice, and see what he does with it. Thanks again so much for your willingness to help all of us. May God bless your day.



Re: Esophageal spasms (Cardiospasm.) Archive in GERD.

Posted by Walt Stoll [93.1465] on March 08, 2005 at 07:38:59:

In Reply to: Esophageal spasms posted by georgia [6.68] on March 07, 2005 at 09:38:24:

Hi, Georgia.

You must have a wonderful relationship with your son-in-law to imagine that he would even consider anything his mother-in-law told him :o).

First of all this is called cardiospasm and is almost always caused by chronic stress. If there is something in his life that he is "having trouble swallowing" it would be a typical case.

The GRJ might give him some breathing room while hs becomes an expert in SR and deals with the "hard to swallow" thing that is going on.

Let us know what happens.

Walt

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Re: Esophageal spasms

Posted by Sally [2119.10] on March 08, 2005 at 14:42:00:

In Reply to: Esophageal spasms posted by georgia [6.68] on March 07, 2005 at 09:38:24:

Georgia, I'm on a bandwagon about massage and trigger point therapy for all sorts of muscle spasms. I personally have found that bracing of muscles can have some relief through different massage techniques. For a temporary solution, he could see a massage therapist and have her/him work on the upper shoulder and neck muscles. He could try a half hour session (usually around $30) with someone who does therapeutic massage. I was amazed at how one treatment made a significant difference.

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