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Can Hiatal Hernia Cause Back Pain
Not normally: A hiatal hernia can caused referred pain to the left shoulder rarely but not normally to the right shoulder. One way it could cause some referred pain would be if the hiatal hernia is causing so much irritation to your diaphragm that its spasming on the right, which could lend itself to some referred pain, but this is not very common. I hope this helps! ...Read more
It can: Large hiatal hernias, known as paraesophageal hernias, can cause chest pain, and the feeling there is a balloon inside that needs to burst. They can also cause difficulty eating, weight loss, and anemia, and sometimes heartburn and vomiting. Small hiatal hernias do not cause pain. An upper GI contrast study can tell the difference. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Unlikely: Hiatal hernias do not usually cause symptoms. In some cases, though, hiatal hernias cause stomach acid to leak into the esophagus. This is called acid reflux or gastroesophageal reflux, and it can cause symptoms, including: ?burning in the chest, known as heartburn ?burning in the throat or an acid taste in the throat ?stomach or chest pain ?trouble swallowing ?a raspy voice or a sore throat. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
1. Can chiropractors really "pull a hiatal hernia back down" and 2. can hiatal hernia cause nausea ?
Possible: not itself. But it can cause GERD which can cause SOB and coughing. ...Read more
No. Typically pain: Referred to the back will just cause back pain without radiation into the legs. There can be multiple reasons for that referred pain from the abdominal or pelvic region but pain in the back with radiation into the legs is most likely related to a primary spine issue like a disc problem. If symptoms warrant it, see your doctor or a physiatrist, neurologist, neurosurgeon or an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more
No: The nerves that would need to be impinged exit the spine and traverse the rear of the pelvis , direct and indirect inguinal hernias are anterior to these structures. Other side of the highway, different exit. I encourage you to get a physical exam if you have pain to determine the cause. Good luck. ...Read more
Can hiatle hernia, diverticulosis, gastritis or IBS cause back spasms under the left back ribs during eating?
Not likely.: Anything is possible, but usually GI problems cause symptoms in the abdomen, not back. Consult a GI specialist for specific recommendations about treatment. ...Read more
Back pain : Yes gastric reflux can cause back pain when the acid from the stomach irritates the esophogeal lining or heart burn. You need to see your doctor to discuss the best way to solve this problem. A lot of times its life style changes of foods and stress that will help. Otherwise medications can help. ...Read more
Incarceration: It is possible for a hernia in the inguinal location to intermittently incarcerate. If the hernia is large enough, contents from your peritoneal space, like a loop of bowel, can go in and out of the hernia. This is called incarceration. When a bowel loop is partially pinched, or out, in the hernia, it is possible to experience gassiness. You might benefit from elective hernia repair. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Moderation: Strengthening one's core is actually an effective treatment of back pain, so i wouldn't be too concerned. As far as the hernia issue....Crunches shouldn't cause a hernia but they can certainly worsen an existing one. If you do have a hernia and it is interfering with your quality of life, you should be seen by a hernia surgeon for a formal evaluation. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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