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Esophageal Motility Disorders

Difficulty swallowing liquids or solids, heartburn, regurgitation, and atypical (or non-cardiac) chest pain may be symptoms of an esophageal motility disorder. These disorders are characterized by specific criteria based upon the pressures generated within the esophagus when swallowing occurs.

Topics: Esophageal Disorders, Fact Sheet, Heartburn, Motility, reflux, Swallowing

About the Author

  • Barry W. Jaffin, MD

    Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Gastroenterology, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY

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