In one word, YES. The esophagus is a simply a muscle. The esophagus though a simple muscle, is involved with very complex actions brought about thru the central nervous system.
The influence of other muscles within the neck, throat, chest,
abdomen, upper back, etc. is profound and clearly requires precise coordination to maintain health.
The term " Globus Sensation" or " Globus Histericus", (G.H.) describes the sensation of something in the throat or upper chest.