Quick Answer: How Do I Relax My Throat Muscles For Drinking?

How do you relax the muscles in your throat?

Exercise to Release Throat Tension

  • Put your finger across your throat at the top of your “Adams Apple” and swallow.
  • Notice the upward motion of the “Adams Apple”.
  • Now keeping your finger at the top of your “Adams Apple” relax and begin a yawn.
  • Notice the downward motion of the “Adams Apple.”

Why does my throat feel tight?

Gastroesophageal reflux (GERD) is a condition that happens when the band of muscles between your esophagus and stomach doesn’t tighten properly. GERD can feel like your throat is tight, or like you have a lump or food stuck in your throat. You might have trouble swallowing.

Is it possible to pull a muscle in your throat?

A cricopharyngeal spasm is a type of muscle spasm that occurs in your throat. Also called the upper esophageal sphincter (UES), the cricopharyngeal muscle is located at the top part of the esophagus. While you can still swallow drinks and food, the spasms can make your throat feel uncomfortable.

How do you get rid of Cricopharyngeal spasms?


  1. Botox injections may temporarily disable the muscle and provide relief for 3-4 months per injection.
  2. Muscle relaxants. Lorazepam (Ativan), diazepam (Valium) and other benzodiazepines relax the smooth muscle in the throat, slowing or halting contractions.
  3. Stress reduction.
  4. Warm fluids.