Could a problem in spine cause acid reflux or heartburn?
Ever since I have started having spine problems there is one area in my thoracic that seems to make my acid relux worse or could it be vice versa? They seem to go together. This is the area I believe most of my problems stem from but can't get someone to take me seriously. Its not only the reflux, it is also muscle spasms and nerve pain radiating into the back of my arms traveling down. Had a cervical fusion and this only helped some arm pain and had actually made my back worse. The docs said my neck was causing all of this, but it wasn't. Any help appreciated. Thanks
Spine problems do not cause acid reflux.It could be a side effect of NSAID or pain killers which cause gastric inflammation and dyspepsia,heartburn.You should avoidstrong medicines and always take H2 blockers which prevent acidity..The muscle spasms and nerve pain radiating into the back of my arms traveling down is not related to this and is due to your spine problem.
Have you seen a chiropractor? The spine, right between the shoulder blades, affects the stomache and controls digestion and if the nerves are not functioning properly (i.e. spasm), it can cause reflux and digestive issues.
Please consider going to a chiropractor, I do and it has helped immensely! There is hope.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.