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When simple things like eating and swallowing or talking become a challenge for you or a loved one, you need help from doctors who understand the complexity of the head and neck. When these simple processes are cause for concern, East Tennessee doctors and patients seek the help of Ear, Nose and Throat Consultants of East Tennessee for diagnostic and treatment.
ENT Consultants of East Tennessee have the expertise to address the neck and throat conditions that eect their normal function in both adults and children.
The Importance of Your Neck and Throat
The neck plays an essential role in supporting the head and connecting the brain to organs in the torso. A primary feature of the neck is the throat, containing the pharynx, or the tubes connecting the stomach and lungs to the mouth and nose as well as the larynx, or the voice box.
Infection, swelling, tumors and other forms of blockage in the throat inhibit your capacity to eat, speak or breath properly. A decreased capacity to perform these critical body functions can lead to poor communication, poor nutrition, shortness of breath, inadequate sleep and other threats to your overall health.
Because of the vital role of the neck and throat, discomfort and pain in this area of your body is always cause for concern and can be indicators of a variety of negative health conditions with the potential to produce more serious ongoing health concerns.
Common Head and Neck Symptoms and Disorders
General symptoms of head and neck disorders, alone or in combination, which should motivate you to schedule a consultation with an ear, nose and throat specialist typically include:
These symptoms can be indicators of a broad range of neck and throat health issues. Here are several common disorders we deal with at ENT Consultants of East Tennessee.
What to Expect During a Neck and Throat Consultation
If you or a loved one experience various problems in your neck and/or throat for more than three weeks without the additional symptoms commonly associated with colds and flu, it should be cause for concern. Our otolaryngology specialists are able to diagnose neck and throat conditions and provide the treatment options best suited for your unique case.
During your first visit, our ENT specialists will review your medical history and symptoms, and perform a complete examination of your neck and throat. If necessary, your specialist may perform various types of blood tests, cultures, laryngoscopy or biopsies to help determine the cause of your neck or throat difficulties.
Treatment options might include the use of antibiotics or other medication therapies, or various types of surgical procedures to correct the issue. In most cases, a higher rate of successful treatment is achieved through early detection and treatment, so don’t put off seeking the help of our ENT specialists if you are struggling with neck and/or throat issues.
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Your neck and throat provide a vital connection between the various organs of your head and those located in your torso. When an interruption or obstruction limits how these vital organs work together, it can lead to other serious medical conditions.
If you or a loved one is experiencing symptoms related to various negative neck and throat conditions, get the help you need by scheduling an ENT consultation with one of our ear, nose, and throat specialists by submitting the form.
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