• Cindy Cunningham
    August 09, 2014
    Cindy Cunningham
    August 09, 2014

    Hi Becky,


    I was wondering if you ended up finding out if your reflux was, indeed, causing your back pain. I am not a medical doctor, but as someone who also suffers from reflux/GERD, I know from experience that reflux can cause a burning sensation in the upper back and chest. It is also always a good idea to check with your doctor to make sure nothing else is causing the pain.


    If you are interested in learning more about Acid Reflux, you might check out these articles on our site:

    7 Symptoms of Acid Reflux

    Understanding Acid Reflux: A Doctor Q&A


    Hope you are well!




  • John G. September 15, 2008
    John G.
    September 15, 2008

    Thanks for your question. As it says in this overview, acid reflux is when stomach acid moves out of the stomach and up the esophagus. So acid reflux does not directly cause back pain, though it may sometimes cause it indirectly. For example, one of the symptoms of acid reflux can sometimes be coughing. The act of coughing can sometimes cause one to tweak their back, causing back pain. So while stomach acid is not causing the back pain, the effects of it escaping are. Hopefully this makes sense and answers your question.

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