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  • Posted By: stephen1979
  • January 9, 2008
  • 11:08 PM

i dont know if this is a good place to post this question...but here goes. about 3 months ago i was involved in a "situation" where a buddy of mine was getting locked up. Me, trying to be somewhat of a mediator tryed to ask what was going on and before i knew it got placed in a pretty violent chokehold by an officer. About 30 minutes later my neck swole up pretty bad but i didnt seek any medical attention, thinking it would go away, and it did. Now, 3 months later, my throat is still "popping" when i swallow and it's driving me nuts, does anybody know what this might be? any help would be appreciated....

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  • If it helps any the popping is when my adam's apple is at the top of my throat when i swallow...
    stephen1979 1 Replies
    • January 9, 2008
    • 11:10 PM
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  • From the sound of it, the officer probably fractured your hyoid bone in your neck. It is a little bone in tlhe front of the neck. Other possibilities are that your cartilage was crushed and damaged by the choke -hold.As you swallow, the hyoid normally slides up and down somewhat.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • October 19, 2008
    • 03:29 AM
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