I'm just curious. I have G.E.R.D, and a Hiatal Hernia which I am scheduling a Lap. Nissan Fundoplication for shortly. My question to all you fellow sufferers is, do you experience back pain? I have terrible back pain, about half way down the back on both sides of the spine itself. It is clearly not the spine, but it feels muscular. Does anyone else have this, and if so, does anyone have any relief!!?? I currently take Aciphex twice a day, and wash it down with Pepto Bismol (sp?). My back is killing me and I wonder if this is somehow related to the whole G.I. thing. Thanks for your help!!