Back pain that occurs after eating a meal may be caused by several problems. The following can lead to back pain after eating:
- Allergies or intolerance to food may cause back pain after eating the food.
Examples of foods that may trigger inflammation and back pain include alcohol, dairy, gluten, peanuts, sugar.
Back pain after eating may result from heartburn. (Heartburn is a digestive condition characterised by burning pain in the chest). Other symptoms may include a sour taste in the mouth, a sore throat, and a cough. Certain foods that may trigger heartburn symptoms includes, alcohol, caffeine, chocolate, spicy foods, tomatoes, very spicy foods.
Pancreas is an organ in our body that help in digestion of food and blood sugar regulation. Inflammation of the pancreas is called pancreatitis. Symptoms of pancreatitis include abdominal pain that gets worse after eating, back pain, fever, nausea, vomiting, high pulse rate.
- Poor posture
A person who is hunched over during meals may experience back pain after eating.
An ulcer in the stomach or oesophagus may lead to pain that radiates to the back. Other ulcer symptoms include, belching, bloating, a burning pain in the stomach, feeling full after eating, heartburn, nausea.