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Dr. Julie Abbott
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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 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

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Reflux causes upper back pain in third trimester?

Back pain : Yes reflux can cause back pain especially while pregnant. Talk to you ob/gyn to see what can be done for this. Other wise need to wait till the pregnancy is over to have it resolve on it own. ...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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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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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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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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Dr. Praveen Mambalam
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Thoracic (Upper Back) Strain (Definition)

Upper back pain is discomfort or pain in the back at the level of the rib cage to the neck. While upper back pain is not as common as low back pain, the causes are often the same and include muscle strain or irritation (most common), injury to the spine leading to slipped disc or degeneration, or the pinching of a nerve in the back. ...Read more


Dr. Zahid Niazi
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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