A 21-year-old female asked:
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i have burning backpain especiaaly when i eat hot or spicy food. the pain started from the stomach then it is now based on my back. could it be ulcers?

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Dr. Will Moorehead
51 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Yes: It sound as if you are experiencing gastric irritation. This may be do to peptic ulcer disease or to gastroesophogeal reflux disease. Often peptic ulcer disease will result in pain of the mid-portion area of the back area. There is no associated radiation of that pain into the legs.
Answered on Jan 5, 2020
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Yes or gallbladder: This could be a stomach or gastrointestinal issue ranging from stomach or gastric irritation known as gastritis to a stomach or gastric ulcer or heartburn known as reflux(gastrointrstinal) or a possible gallbladder problem as the symptoms occur only with eating and with a particular type of food. A typical back problem would not be affected by eating, especially by a particular food type.
Answered on Mar 22, 2017

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Yes: It would not be uncommon for a stomach ulcer to create referred pain to the back.
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