Can A Stomach Ulcer Cause Back Pain?

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In 1982, two Australian scientists identified H. pylori as the main cause of stomach ulcers. They showed that inflammation of the stomach and stomach ulcers result from an infection of the stomach caused by H. pylori bacteria. This discovery was so important that the researchers were awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 2005. The bacteria appear to trigger ulcers in the following way:

  • H. pylori's corkscrew shape enables them to penetrate the mucus layer of the stomach or duodenum so that...
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