There was another linx user that reported a similar problem here:www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=45&m=1797492
He was considering having the linx removed due to the pain. So it sounds like esophageal spasms are a potential side effect of the linx device. That seems like maybe it happens when the linx is too tight. Since it's a mechanical device, it is unyielding and will never stretch the way a conventional wrap would. So it seems crucial that it be exactly the right tension when it is first implanted, otherwise there will be problems. I think they need to invent a way to adjust the linx tension post-op to fine tune the fit. I suspect a slight loosening of the linx might eliminate your spasms.
Could you give a little more information about
what your tests show and what medication you are currently taking? Does ph testing show no significant reflux, but you still feel throat pain you know from experience to be from acid exposure? Once you got the linx, did you stop all PPI medications and lifestyle changes, or did you continue those?
There was another linx user who also complained of throat problems after the linx and I thought maybe it was because they didn't elevate the head of their bed. The linx seems like it can greatly reduce reflux, but not seal the esophagus 100 percent, so some lifestyle changes are still needed. That thread is here: www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=45&m=1646140&g=1825985#m1825985
Do you think you will have the linx removed to see if the esophageal spasms go away?