Hi all, I'll try to keep mine point form: SYMPTOMS: - Right anterior (front) neck and throat nervy feelings and pain - sort of like globus, with feelings of fat and numb tongue, cheek numbness, tight scalenes/scm, shoulder pain - all right side - some swallowing issues(like slow motility, slight cough as opposed to any issue taking it down) too. - Came on suddenly 1 week after 3 hour root canal and whilst sitting in front of computer with neck to the right. - Some things have SLOWLY gotten better, others less so. DURATION: 1.5 years now - just beating the crap out of me. MEDICAL INVESTIGATION: Nothing found yet. Gastrointestanologist (sp) - Did Endoscopy - very clean ENT -camera down throat twice- nothing 3xGPs Neurologist -ordered MRI - nothing new Second MRI - neck and throat X-Rays Speech Pathologist x2 - also put camera down throat Physios x3, Chiros x2, Accupuncture x1 PRIOR HEALTH ISSUES: severe heartburn/GERD esp. in my 20s and early 30s (I'm in early 40s) BFS - for about 1 decade now body cramping including unexplained leg pain, foot numbness, hand cramping - assumed with BFS - nothing new. Under MS watch for a while, but not diagnosed after 10 years+ ONSET: - 1 week after 3 hour long root canal op during COVID - was sitting at desk looking sideways when all this hit me - starting with prick in side of neck - No accidents/trama, but in hindsight lots of stress, and years of poor posture of leaning back with outstretched mouse arm (right) and looking sideways at screens for years in horrid posture (always to the right) MENTAL STATE: - Married, but 3 kids including a new 1 year old - two jobs - teacher and elected municipal official - always really stressed and wound up - but this all makes it MUCH worse as I worry about swallowing/talking/pain/discomfort and the cause of said issues - generally very frustrated but pleasant person - lots of Sarno-esque history - people pleasing jobs, and little time to wind down with family (great to have, but I grew up as an only child in semi-isolation), perfectionist, feeling I can not fail at anything, troubled childhood etc... READINGS: - Read Sarno HealingBackPain & Doing the self-help wiki here (thanks!) - I'm stuck betweeen a disease/un-healed injury (like hyoid displacement) and neck/throat/nerve tension (Vagus etc...) caused by TMS and not disease/injury. It sucks not being able to even find a label for my issue, let alone a solution. TOS? RSI? Pinched Nerve? Disease? Globus? SCM Syndrome? Nothing fits, and I tell myself that with 1.5 years of this crap under my belt some super-sinister disease would have shown itself, but I still worry of this having had brushes with Neurological issues in the past. Any thoughts would be great!