Lik Sprava. 1993 Jul; (7): 114-6.
[The characteristics of aerophagy and its treatment]
Clinical and roentgenological examination of esophagus and cervical spine were carried out in 27 patients with functional aerophagia. In 11 of them the air was found to pass through without any swallowing into the stomach and in remaining 16--into esophagus. All the patients revealed osteochondrosis, unstable and blocked spines. Manual therapy applied to cervical zone of spine promoted elimination of aerophagia.