Swallowing is a complex process. Under normal circumstances, we swallow about 500 to 2000 times daily. Swallowing requires the concerted actions of about 50 pairs of muscles and 5 main cranial nerves (nerves in the skull). People with “dysphagia” have difficulty swallowing and may even experience pain while swallowing. Some people may be completely unable to […]
Speech, language and swallowing rehabilitation is a service provided by a speech-language pathologist. speech-language pathologists are licensed in the evaluation and treatment of language, articulation, voice, stuttering and swallowing disorders. At Holy Cross Medical Center, we are fortunate to have a team of speech-language pathologists who diagnose and treat speech, language, and swallowing disorders.