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Can silent reflux/acid reflux cause upper back pain in the spine.

Can silent reflux/acid reflux cause upper back pain in the spine.

Atypically, maybe?: What response in your back pain have you noticed when taking Prilosec or omeprazole (the drugs you have listed in your profile)? ...Read more

Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Acid Reflux (Definition)

Technically called GERD, acid reflux is the presence of acidic stomach contents in the esophagus. The acid irritates the esophagus causing heartburn symptoms. The regurgitation or reflux can vary greatly as can the symptoms. Blocking stomach acid with medications can alleviate the burning but medication cannot stop the reflux. Complicated GERD requires surgical treatment ...Read more


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Can acid reflux cause upper back and rib pain?

Can acid reflux cause upper back and rib pain?

Hard to say: That distribution is not typical, but pain can refer to different areas in different people. ...Read more

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Does acid reflux cause upper burning back pain?

Does acid reflux cause upper burning back pain?

It may.: The esophagus is a fairly posterior structure within your chest cavity. Many with acid reflux will feel burning between their shoulder blades in addition to or instead of under their breast bone. If antacid or famotidine or Omeprazole quiets the back "burning", then there is your answer. ...Read more

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Does acid reflux cause heart attack like chest & back pain? I don't get the burning I just get pain even when I haven't eaten!

Does acid reflux cause heart attack like chest & back pain? I don't get the burning I just get pain even when I haven't eaten!

Heart disease: Heart attack pain can be disguised as heart burn or acid reflux or musculo-skeletal pain. Women tend to have atypical symptoms including shoulder or jaw pain sometimes back pain, shortness of breat and sometimes just fatigue. You should seek further assistance with your pcp or if you have on going pain through the er. ...Read more

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Is upper back pain normal with acid reflux?

Is upper back pain normal with acid reflux?

No: Reflux usually causes epigastric pain or pain in the solar plexus area of the chest/stomach. ...Read more

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What to do if asthma, acid reflux, choking sensation, back pain, no sleep?

What to do if asthma, acid reflux, choking sensation, back pain, no sleep?

See your doctor!: All those problems can be related to uncontrolled gastroesophageal reflux, stomach ulceration and aspiration of acid into the airways. Sleep apnea can be associated with all of these symptoms as well. Treating the underlying cause will make your nights much more restful! ...Read more

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I got acid reflux problem. I'm taking nexium (esomeprazole).But from last 2 weeks I have back pain left side close to shoulder blade in rib cage area. Why is that?

I got acid reflux problem. I'm taking nexium (esomeprazole).But from last 2 weeks I have back pain left side close to shoulder blade in rib cage area. Why is that?

? unrelated: Stomach intestinal issues should not be referred to the back unless something serious is going on such as perforation, pancreatitis, bleeding. If you have pain in your shoulder it could be referred pain or something completely unrelated. For this type of complaint a face to face with your doctor will likely provide better answers to a complex question. Good luck ...Read more

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I had Upper endoscopy w/ dilation 2mths ago. Now I am having chest and back pain when I eat. Acid reflux. I was dx, w/ gastritis. No major problems.?

Dilation of what: Was this lower esophageal dilation. You need to contact your physician to be certain that the esophagus is intact and not have a leak ...Read more

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I get back pain, left chest tingly preassure, tingly arm & a little light headed. All my exams are perfect. Can it be muscular related or acid reflux?

I get back pain, left chest tingly preassure, tingly arm & a little light headed. All my exams are perfect. Can it be muscular related or acid reflux?

Don't know: There is no way a forum like this can sort this out. Talk to your gp. He/she will take a full history, do an exam, order appropriate tests and refer you to a specialist if needed. ...Read more

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Inflamed gallbladder. Hida scan shows 29%. No gallstones. Symptoms are not severe, minor back pain, nausea, elevated pancreas levels (301), acid reflux. Any other option besides surgery? If so, what?

Inflamed gallbladder. Hida scan shows 29%. No gallstones. Symptoms are not severe, minor back pain, nausea, elevated pancreas levels (301), acid reflux. Any other option besides surgery? If so, what?

Surgery not: An option, you symptoms are ' not severe', no evidenced sepsis, cholecystitis with out stones will subside with time, no need for surgery, get your relax treated with medications, speak to your doctor. ...Read more

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I took Prilosec for a few days for my acid reflux, but after a few days I got chest/back pain. Today, have fever and mid-back pain including fatigue.

I took Prilosec for a few days for my acid reflux, but after a few days I got chest/back pain. Today, have fever and mid-back pain including fatigue.

Prilosec PPI: Proton pump inhibitors is used for the treatment of conditions such as ulcers, gerd.
Prilosec can give you symptoms of low magnesium:
jerking muscle movements, muscle cramps, fast heart rate. If this is the case I recommend to see your pcp asap. ...Read more

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Upper back pain and throat tightness along with constant throat clearing, stomach feels weird and bloats right after eating. Is this acid reflux?

Upper back pain and throat tightness along with constant throat clearing, stomach feels weird and bloats right after eating. Is this acid reflux?

Possibly: However, your symptoms are also suggestive of gallbladder disease (stones or inflammation). Get examined a get an abdominal ultrasound. ...Read more

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Can acid reflux set IBS of and cause lower back ache and is yogut good for reflux and IBS thanks dr?

Can acid reflux set IBS of and cause lower back ache and is yogut good for reflux and IBS thanks dr?

IBS and Reflux: Both of these conditions can be exacerbated with stress. I have a lot of patients tell me that there're IBS and their acid reflux can go away while they're on vacation, this is not always the case, But it proves a point that they can be stress-related. I would tend to think the pending your low back is related to the IBS but I cannot be sure. Yogurt can be helpful to control the symptoms of GERD ...Read more

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Can a poor digestive systom and acid reflux give you lower back ache and sickly feeling dr?

Can a poor digestive systom and acid reflux give you lower back ache and sickly feeling dr?

It's possible: It is possible that some upper GI symptoms can produce a back ache, but normally they cause an abdominal or chest discomfort.

Does your lower back bother you more by twisting or bending over? It is more common for the muscles to be the cause of symptoms in that part of the body. ...Read more

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31wks pregnant, severe acid reflux for 3 days, v. Bad b/h all day yesterday. Irritable mood, low back pain on and off and baby dropped. Early labour?

31wks pregnant, severe acid reflux for 3 days, v. Bad b/h all day yesterday. Irritable mood, low back pain on and off and baby dropped. Early labour?

Pregnancy symptoms: The symptoms describe are common during pregnancy and will likely be gone in a few weeks. If there is any concern about early labor, the obstetrician or family doctor should be contacted. ...Read more

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Chest and back pain feels like a huge bubble. I have night sweats and nausea. Was told it was acid reflux went to hospital again in extreme pain they took gall bladder. Still have c&b pain. Gb was ok?

You did not say: If your reflux was treated. Maybe it is not treated enough. I would go back to the doctor and follow that line of questions and see what they can do. Maybe you need to see a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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I have been having off an on cramping like my period is coming I wipe and just a little light discharge. Lower back pain. Acid reflux and heartburn and headaches. What could this be.

I have been having off an on cramping like my period is coming I wipe and just a little light discharge. Lower back pain. Acid reflux and heartburn and headaches. What could this be.

U need a pregnancy: Test. If you continue to have discharge u need to get to a GYN or family doctor to make sure u do not have a infection. Your symptoms are suspicious for pregnancy though -- so make sure you don't have that first. Otherwise stress and and infection can cause these symptoms as well. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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sob, heart fluttering, upper back pain, acid reflux, arthritis., abnorm. Ekg, stress test ok, echo-mild LVH, holter waiting result. What is causing?

sob, heart fluttering, upper back pain, acid reflux, arthritis., abnorm. Ekg, stress test ok, echo-mild LVH, holter waiting result. What is causing?

Work up: Sounds good so far.
Discuss with the cardiologist when all the testing and blood testing done.
Reflux can mimic heart pain.
May need work up for that also-- scope and medications. ...Read more

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Light brown/yellowish stool for week or so, indigestion, pain in lower stomach, nausea, pain in sides, have acid reflux, been taking Tums (calcium carbonate) frequently, some pain in upper & lower back, pain in neck.

Light brown/yellowish stool for week or so, indigestion, pain in lower stomach, nausea, pain in sides, have acid reflux, been taking Tums (calcium carbonate) frequently, some pain in upper & lower back, pain in neck.

Need to be examined: Sounds like you have several problems and I doubt they are all related. I could give you a list of all the possible causes of any of your complaints but it won't be helpful. A physician would listen to your complaints, take a history of past medical problems and ask you numerous pointed questions to point towards a diagnosis. He would then examen you. All of which we cannot do here on HT. ...Read more

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Could acid reflux cause pain inbetween shoulder blades in the back?

Unlikely: Acid reflux causes discomfort in the pit of the stomach or pain behind the breast bone (sternum). You should get checked out to find the cause (some other cause) for your pain between shoulder blades/ in the back. ...Read more

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If acid reflux is severe, is it possible to cause pain in the area of the back between the shoulder blades?

Possible: If you are experiencing acid reflux and back pain, you should talk to your doctor about what is going on. It might be related, however, if it's not, you do want to know what is causing your issues. There may be something going on that is totally unrelated to your reflux. If that is the case, you want to get it taken care of incase something else even more serious than acid reflux is going on. ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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Reflux (Definition)

Acid reflux is defined as the presence of acidic gastric contents in the esophagus causing irritation. It's cause is blamed on the a lax gastroesophageal shpincter that permits usch regurgitation. Vesicoureteral reflux is regurgitation (backing up) of urine in the bladder into the ureter ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Back Pain (Definition)

Pain in the back is a symptom that can be due to a number of causes including musculoskeletal or neurological problems or due to problems ...Read more