Hi, I'm Dr. Jonathan Aviv from ENT and Allergy Associates. I'm a voice and swallowing specialist, also known as a laryngologist. I'm often asked by patients, "hey, I'm told I have acid reflux, but I don't have heartburn. How is that possible?" The reason is when you have acid injury to the stomach and esophagus, the tissues swell. When tissues swell, you can't feel anything, you become numb. So the effect of the acid injury causes tissue swelling, causes numbness. The only thing you're going to feel then is problems here in the throat. To book an appointment at ENT and Allergy Associates. Call us today, see us today, or you can do it online at entandallergy.com.