Painful swallowing often resolves in a few days if it occurs due to a cold. However, in some cases, professional medical help is necessary if the neck pain and difficulty swallowing are severe. Consult a doctor if the cause of pain when swallowing is unknown, the pain has lasted more than a week or is getting worse and if there is a patch of white spots in the back of the throat.
It is also important to recognize when there are neck pain and trouble swallowing, as it can be a sign of a medical emergency. A person should seek immediate medical care if pain when swallowing occurs alongside the sore neck, difficulty in swallowing, swelling of the throat, difficulty breathing, problems opening the mouth, and unusual drooling.
An accurate diagnosis is vital to treat sore neck and trouble swallowing condition. Magnas V ENT has the best head and neck oncology surgeons. Our experienced doctors do the necessary tests for treating your neck swallowing problems. A blood test is done to diagnose as to why the individual is facing neck pain and difficulty swallowing.
Tests like throat culture, blood tests include a white blood cell count will help determine the cause and presence of the infection. Also, a CT scan is prescribed for appropriate images of the throat. All the above tests will help our doctors identify any abnormalities, such as tumors, in the throat or food pipe that might cause neck pain and trouble swallowing.