Problems Swallowing Related to Neurologic Disease

Swallowing is controlled by the brain, which sends signals to muscles in our throat and esophagus.

With neurological problems such as stroke, brain injury, Parkinson’s disease, and multiple sclerosis, patients may experience difficulty initiating and executing a swallow.

Our Services

Our voice care specialists provide comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic services for a variety of swallowing problems caused by neurological disorders.

Treating swallowing problems related to neurologic disease involves treating the underlying neurologic disorder if possible, swallowing therapy, and possibly recommendations for feeding tube placement.

Request an Appointment

If you experience difficulty swallowing, we can help. To schedule an appointment with one of our laryngologists, or for more information about our services, call 214-645-8300.