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Don’t underestimate what that can cause to your throat. The jaw tightness, tense muscles, stress/anxiety.
The tension holding affects all of that and the throat. Your throat can feel sore, affected by the muscles.

Unfortunately-many doctors especially surgeons don’t make the entire connection with the body.
They will only focus right at the source of the issue.
Held in tension causes so many issues. That has to be addressed first and foremost.

Your story reads all too familiar. Just be careful of any unnecessary surgeries/procedures when trying to chase the pain.

It’s not a coincidence that I knew to ask about your neck and musculoskeletal tension.

Sore throats and tension issues are very real.

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Thank you so much for your reply. I think you are right about that.
I have always struggled with holding my tension in my shoulders in the past and now I find I clench my jaw and bite down without being aware most of the time. I have to sleep with a mouth guard. Where I struggle to figure out is if now I’m holding more tension there because I have a sore throat or if the sore throat is from the tension.
Right before this happened I went through a traumatic event in my life, which I have always felt was related to this issue.
I’ve been so desperate at times to get my life back, I was willing to try anything to get rid of this awful pain.
The doctor that gave me the surgery for acid reflex did it without proper testing before hand. I was unaware of this at the time but later it was brought to my attention by his nurse. Come to find out I never had “silent acid reflex” like he said. It’s incredibly disappointing that this happens so often to people.
In the past when I was going to voice therapy they mentioned injecting Botox into the muscle in my neck to relax it and see if it helped reduce the pain I’m experiencing.
I consider myself to be pretty level headed and strong individual but I feel like I’m in a whirlwind of always trying to figure out if it’s this or that. Im so tired of disappointment from trying and nothing working. I’m exhausted and it’s taking a toll on me emotionally.