What is the cure for this Cricopharyngeal Spasm. I have been to several doctor did not really seem to know what was going on. I was told to was strep however that was not the case the issue was still there. I can take some aleve and it brings the problem to I can live with. This is what happens with I eat or drink: This muscle is constantly contracted, closing off the entrance to the esophagus, except when a person swallows, at which point the muscle relaxes momentarily to let the food or liquid pass through.