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Snoring problem, degenrative twisted neck disease. Suggest treatment?

I am a 59 year old healthy female of normal body weight. I have difficulty swallowing and have a severe snoring problem. Sleep studies for sleep apnea are negative and I recently had a CT with contrast which showed degenerative, twisted neck disease which is apparently is somehow affecting my esophagus . I have a follow-up appointment with my ENT to discuss possible treatment options. Although I am in frequent pain with my neck, I am very apprehensive about any type of cervical surgery but the snoring issue is serious and affecting my whole life. My ENT examined my throat and tonsils and says I am not a candidate for anti-snoring laser treatments.
Asked On : Sun, 3 Mar 2013
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Welcome in H.C.M.

I have gone through your query regarding snoring and degenerative twisted neck which inturn giving rise to difficulty in swallowing.

As per your clinical history is concerned you are basicaly having snoring without apnoea, though I have not not investigated you but it appears as your loose pharyngeal soft tissue is responsible for snoring. If you are not interested in surgery than you may use C-PAP in sleeping hours.

For the treatment of dysphagia you need to correct collapse upper part of esophagus, which is possible by surgical correction by expert hands of cardiothorasic surgeon.

I hope your query is answered.


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