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Upper left back pain. Have hiatus hernia, weight in mid abdomen. No help with Omeprazole. Suggestions?

Hi - I have been getting upper left back pain for quitea while now - I can t sleep on my back as I feel as if there is something there. I have a 2cm hiatus hernia (diagnosed about a year ago) am about 15 stone , with most weight in mid abdominal region. Was given omeprazole but no benefit to back pain. This now constant. Sometimes helps to eat, sometimes worse on eating - pleass help !! and thanks
Asked On : Thu, 24 Jan 2013
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The pain in your back can be a referred pain from the hiatus hernia. Some life style modifications like avoiding oily and spicy food, sleeping with head end of the bed raised and taking omeprazole can help in relieving the symptoms.
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Dr. Praveen Tayal
Answered: Fri, 22 Mar 2013
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