What’s Going On When Something Goes Down the Wrong Pipe?
What Happens When Your Food Goes 'Down The Wrong Pipe'
The pharynx is the part of the throat that separates into the esophagus food pipe and airways consisting of the larynx voice box followed by the trachea windpipe.
Research suggests that drinking a can of Coke, or another carbonated beverage, can help dislodge food stuck in the esophagus.
It often happens when something a person is eating or drinking goes down the wrong way.