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Could acid reflux or gerd cause back pain?

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Dr. Stuart Hickerson answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Yes: Acid reflux can be associated with back pain. Esecially in the thoracic area.

Answered 5/22/2021

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Yes, but be cautious: Upper back pain can be a rare symptom of gerd. But usually indicates some complications such as erosive esophagitis. Pancreatitis is frequently overlooked and can be serious. See your doctor and do not blow it off to gerd until proven otherwise.

Answered 3/4/2020

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Not usually: If the disease was advance and get complicated it could.

Answered 9/28/2016

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