I'm a woman in my early 30's and for a few years now I will periodically (like once every few months) get traveling gas pains in my back and chest. It will feel just like a gas bubble, that moves all around--10 seconds here and there. I will feel it moving--upper right and left back, center back, mid-chest, etc. It feels like a mild burning pain. In conjunction with this, I will feel lots of gurgling and gas noises coming from my abdominal area, while this gas bubble is moving around. The gas bubble/pain never just stays in one place--it moves around everywhere, lasting about 10 seconds or less in each place. The whole episode lasts anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour, and then the gas is completely gone, along with the pain. What I'm thinking is maybe the gas in my large intestine is pressing on the diaphragm which is causing referred pain to my upper chest and back? I would characterize the pain as mild but annoying.
For years this happened only once a year or so so I didn't think much of it, but it happened twice in August and now once last night, so I'm getting a bit concerned. I can't find any link between the food I ate and the gas pains so I'm a bit mystified--i.e. for dinner last night I had a salad (though with lots of cheese on it) and it caused the gas pains. Does anyone have anything like this?