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Can a pulled upper abdominal muscle affect someone with acid reflux? I had no problems the night before felt completely fine. But I was laying on my back in bed I jerked in my sleep and raised up too fast and pulled a muscle just below my rib cage, In the center. moments later I felt heat coming up from my stomach, and into the back of my throat. Did I damage my Esophagus? Keep in mind I was completely fine before this happened no problems with reflux at all. EGD and all test were normal. Still having tenderness in upper stomach

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replied January 5th, 2019
Acid Reflux Answer A64732
Hello and welcome

I appreciate your concern

The pain can be musculoskeletal in nature keeping in mind the jerky / sudden movement. Yes GERD can be associated with it. But pain goes more in favor of a muscular cause. PPIs and muscle relaxants like esomeprazole and tizandine can be given to see for improvement on an empirical basis in consultation with your doctor.

Wishing you best of health


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