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Acid Reflux, Lifestyle

Can acid reflux can cause back pain ?

The short answer is: Yes. Lower or middle back pain can be caused by heartburn or acid reflux especially chronic GERD.

Whenever I experienced heartburn the associated pain would radiate to my lower back but I never was quite sure whether my back went out due to a sudden movement I made or was it because of the food that I was eating at lunch?

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Acid Reflux, Diet, Lifestyle

Best eating out options if you suffer from heartburn

Most of us don’t have the time or the energy to prepare foods or meals at home that would be healthy as well as heartburn friendly. It’s sometimes just not possible due to our very tight and hectic schedule at work or with our daily chores at home.

But dining out can be difficult and quite challenging if you suffer from constant heartburn and acid reflux. Fast food is not an option because it will almost always worsen your condition.

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Acid Reflux, Diet, Lifestyle


I was always scared of developing hiatal hernia because of my chronic heartburn.

Hiatal hernia is a condition where the part that connects the stomach to the esophagus is pushed between the LES and the diaphragm, thus compromising the ability of the diaphragm to help the contractions of the LES, resulting in GERD.

Very few GERD sufferers will develop hiatal hernia.

Many people that have hiatal hernia don’t necessarily suffer from reflux symptoms.

Mostly obese or old people with weak muscles tend to develop these hernias.

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