Can Acid Reflux Cause Back Pain

Question

Asked by becky quercioli

Can Acid Reflux Cause Back Pain

Can acid reflux cause you to have pain in your back?

Answer

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.