Does anyone here have or heard of nutcracker esophagus?

Posted by blackoutthesun @blackoutthesun, Dec 5, 2017

I was diagnosed in 2011 with Nutcracker esophagus, apparently it’s very very rare no one seems to know how to treat it. It’s causing major motility problems in my upper body/ arms hands, it’s very painful and it is debilitating please help

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Eliminating dairy, eating gluten free for me has eased most of my symptoms of acid reflux and gerd. I have a hiatal hernia, had the same procedures done that most mentioned above. Not a fun experience when eating becomes difficult. I use 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda in a glass of water to ease any acid reflux that does happen. Eating smaller amounts at a time, chewing food longer starts the digestion process quicker too.


There are a few options for jackhammer/ nutcracker esophagus. They can give you Botox which relaxes the muscle or a procedure called p.o.e.m. Where they cut the muscle. I threw up every time I ate for a year straight. Was malnourished. Had Botox which helped temporarily and then had poem procedure. I can eat with little problem. No more throwing up.

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