It hurts in that one spot when
a larger size bite of food, when
I apply a lot of pressure to my chest
to get up a burp sometimes I can feel the pain there. It's a specific spot, not a general area. And I'm certain it's in the esophagus and not the throat, but it is up higher closer to the throat rather than lower into the chest, not in the neck.
Of course my biggest fear is a tumor. But wouldn't the barium swallow have showed that?