Swallowing Difficulty | TwinCity Medical Mobile

Swallowing Difficulty

We provide medical mobile testing services at care facilities to patients struggling with a swallowing difficulty.

Swallowing Difficulty

Living with a swallowing difficulty can make daily life harder than it needs to be. Patients who struggle with dysphagia, which is the formal name for swallowing problems, are at risk for aspiration, making it necessary for them to be tested for a swallowing disorder right away. At TwinCity Medical Mobile, we travel directly to patients who need to have a swallowing evaluation performed to confirm the presence of dysphagia, and we make the testing process simple, convenient, and hassle-free.

A swallowing difficulty can manifest itself in many different ways. For example, a patient who has dysphagia may:

  • Experience pain while swallowing
  • Become unable to swallow at all
  • Have the sensation of food getting stuck in their chest after eating
  • Drool and be hoarse
  • Have frequent heartburn
  • Unexpectedly lose weight
  • Have to avoid certain foods or cut their food up into very small pieces

Dysphagia occurs when the muscles that control the swallowing process as food travels from the mouth to the stomach fail to work properly and are unable to move the food from one place to another. We track the swallowing process using x-ray technology on our state-of-the-art van and provide patients with documentation confirming their swallowing difficulty so their condition can be treated according to their needs.

Our approach to swallow testing drastically cuts down the length of time the process takes and provides the patient with a much less stressful testing experience. For further information about our medical mobile services, contact us at TwinCity Medical Mobile today.

At TwinCity Medical Mobile, we can perform testing for those with a swallowing difficulty in Greensboro, Winston-Salem, Burlington, Thomasville, Lexington, Asheboro, Kernersville, Clemmons, Hickory, Charlotte, Lincolnton, Statesville, Mooresville, Davidson, Gastonia, and Concord, North Carolina.