neck squeezing and hearing symptoms

I have no idea what to make of this and I have kind of ignored it for about two years now. I have a squeezing sensation, almost like being strangled but I can breathe if that makes any sense. When we were children we would try to squeeze our neck to make ourselves dizzy, it feels like that. When it happens I can barely hear, like my head is underwater in the tub. My neck and shoulders have a lot of pressure and my arms and legs get numb. Pinched nerves? Slipped disc? Something subluxing? I hate to go in for it, not because they won't listen, but because it will get referred out and I will have a million tests. Right now I just would like to go in with an idea of what it might be. Thanks.

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I get a similar sensation and my PT is able to make my neck relax using craniosacral therapy. I'm not exactly sure what is subluxing when that happens, but sometimes my neck/throat feel "stuck." I find that heat and massage at home usually help things relax, if I can't get into the PT. Sometimes when my ribs slip out of place, the problem travels up to my shoulders, neck/throat, and down to my arms and hands.

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thanks for the reply! I will probably go in soon if it doesn't go away.

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There is something called a still point inducer, its red and has looks like two small boobs. You put it under your occiput to create the same effect as in craniosacral therapy. I have one @ home for those moments when I can't get in for a massage treatment or to the chiropractor for an adjustment. I think you can buy them online @ massage warehouse website. Its helpful! Good luck.

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chiari? you should be checked if you have not...
Thiathy

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i remember early on in the first year i noticed my symptoms, ( 3.5 years ago now) getting a similar feeling, almost as though the back of my throat would catch or close up and i couldn't get a decent breath. this was accompanied by a feeling of my windpipe getting stuck in my neck, and it would click right around/below my adams apple. not audibly since the throat is soft tissue, but really significant catching sensation. Almost like going over a speed bump when i turn my head. in the years since, the difficulty breathing is gone, not sure why, since the catching and bumping in my throat NEVER stopped. still happens every day. only thing i can figure is that over time, my posture got much worse, more head forward, and slumped, which may have opened up my airway a bit by stretching it out. dosn't make much sense though, progressively worsening posture making breathing easier...
I would not wait to get it checked, breathing difficulties can cause a whole host of different issues.

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The breathing is fine, I would pick up on that fast because I have severe asthma. Any problems breathing and I am on it. This is almost like right before passing out. Everything sounds far away and I get a little dizzy. Thank you for all of the ideas, it gives me something to start with!

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I get a feeling in my neck that I've described to my physicians as a "tug of war" feeling on both sides of adams apple. Typically when it occurs I either hear pulse beats or everything around me seems "far away" and slow and I get pins and needles or numbness in extremities. It seems brief to me, but my kids say I stare with a "blank" look on my face and don't respond to questions when it happens. I have EDS and POTS. I believe it has to do with the constant fluctuation of heartrate/BP. I haven't had any explanation from any
of my physicians other than one of them alarmingly telling me not to touch my neck there because it's where the carotid arteries are. Yet, nothing I say can shock my pots specialist. He simply says, I've heard this many times from others. I must say, even though there often seems to be more questions than answers, I find comfort in knowing that others relate to this. (not that I wish it on anyone) I just try to consider anything I accomplish, no matter how minor, as a blessing...and keep a sense of humor!! I remember when I used to wish I had more time off to manage the house better...now I'm in the house all the time and yet unable to keep it clean. My son asked me if he should finish my sentences when I forget what I'm saying...and he also says "you're so random" referring to my often scatterbrained thoughts. When I apologize to him, he says don't worry mom, this is just how you are now. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Sorry if I rambled, I've been up all night. (something some of you are familiar with...being exhausted yet not sleeping!) Best wishes for a good day!

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