View Full Version : Could pain behind left shoulder be due to acid reflux?

04-22-2009, 04:48 AM
hello there, can anyone throw some light on this? I have suffered from acid reflux for a number of years now and take Omeprazole from time to time. For months now I have had a painful shoulder (left hand side at the back near shoulder blade). I am being seen by the PT as it is assumed that it is a muscular problem but over the last few days i have been wondering whether it is actually nothing to do with muscles but something to do with my acid reflux as i remember once my GP saying that indigestion/acid reflux can radiate from the back shoulder blade. I am confused because not sure if this is related or whether the painful shoulder is just a muscular problem, i suppose without having a look (ie scans etc) i won't know will I? I will mention it to my PT next week and am also thinking about going to see a Chiropractor. Any advice would be great thanks.

04-22-2009, 09:04 AM
Hi, pain from acid reflux can radiate to the back, shoulders and up the neck and head, but it will go away, it is not a ongoing pain as you describe, I think your shoulder pain is most likely a muscle.