Acid reflux and back pain isn’t common, but it can certainly be the case for some patients. To understand how this seemingly unusual occurrence can take place, lets first briefly understand acid reflux.
Also known as a heartburn, reflux happens when stomach acid escapes and creeps up the esophagus. Separating the esophagus and stomach is a ring muscle known as the lower esophageal sphincter, or LES. Continue reading “Acid Reflux and Back Pain: Are They Related?”