What Causes Back Pain When You Swallow Food?

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Swallowing problems consist of any problem in which the normal movements associated with swallowing do not occur.

Normal swallowing of food and liquid requires coordination of a large number of muscles in the mouth, throat (pharynx) and esophagus (the tube that leads from the pharynx into the stomach).

As food is placed in the mouth, we close our lips to prevent drooling. Muscles of the tongue and jaw move around in the mouth for chewing. When chewing is finished, the food is collected into a...

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