On top of that, a week ago, I had a bad bout of heartburn after eating
too much, and since then, the back pain
seems to radiate through to my sternum, and sometimes to the right or left side of it. This is a continuous pain that does not seem to yield to medications, although rest seems to help with it just like the back pain. I'm not sure if the back pain is referring through to my chest, or if that's an unrelated issue.