The throat (pharynx) actually is a muscular tube that connects your nose and mouth to your wind pipe (trachea) and esophagus.  The voice box (larynx) separates your throat from your trachea so that foods and liquids funnel into the esophagus rather than into your lungs.  The larynx produces voice and allows you to strain by creating a way to use the power of your lungs to create force behind movements including moving your bowels, straining to lift, and even blowing your nose forcefully.  It actually begins directly behind the nasal passages above the palate of your mouth and ends at the larynx and opening into the esophagus.

Problems involving the throat include voice issues, breathing issues, swallowing problems and sore throats.

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