Your doctor may ask that an X-ray be done. An endoscopy may additionally be recommended in order to determine whether you have or to eliminate gastro-oesophageal reflux disease and cancer.
Treatment may involve medication for muscle relaxation, balloon dilation, botulinum toxin injection or a myotomy. Your doctor will explain more about these treatment options. Note that treatment will depend on the diagnosis.
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