A doctor may want to give you a shot of Botox in the muscle, or even cut two incisions in the muscle itself. I would try to treat the system as a whole. I have read that a little peppermint oil mixed in water helps, not a big believer in that method as peppermint oil is caustic. I would chew DGL chews, as they mix with your saliva to form a coating as you swallow. Maybe marshmallow tea for the same reason. All three are inexspensive, and my guess is that at least one of them, or all together, will help. Perhaps accupunture? I'm not a big believer in it as you have to have it done 3 time a week for a month or two to help, but it will work, at least for a temparary solution. Ah! Slippery elm bark lozenges. Slippery elm bark has been used by native americans for hundreds of years. Even soldiers durning the civil war made gruel out of the bark. I would try all 4 things, you might spend $25 dollars or so, but in doing so you may find that one or all of them help a lot, especially before bed. Any natural foods store should have them. I see the older gods guide your way, perhaps.