What other swallowing issue might have been the problem?

While dining one evening a couple noticed some Show more Dysphagia: Clinical Management in Adults and Children While dining one evening a couple noticed someone at an adjoining table suddenly jump up and complain loudly that something was sticking in his throat. He seemed quite uncomfortable and was starting to sweat. Because of the commotion the waiter rushed over and began the Heimlich maneuver by pressing his hands around the diners waist forcefully pushing on his diaphragm with rapid thrusts. Unfortunately this did not seem to relieve his customers symptoms and he continued to complain loudly that something was stuck. Why didnt the Heimlich maneuver relieve the customers symptoms? What other swallowing issue might have been the problem? Show less

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