Symptoms, conditions and causes

What's the cause for abdominal pain radiating to the back?

There are different situations that can happen—you may experience abdominal pain on the right side, left side, or center that can refer pain to the lower back or even up in the upper back or your shoulders.

If the pain is going to the right side, it’s usually more liver-related. This can happen because of a problem with the gallbladder, bile duct, or liver. It could be a gallstone or a blockage.

On the left side or center, you are likely looking at a pancreas-related situation. It could be a situation called pancreatitis.

Symptoms of this include:

1. Upper abdominal pain

2. Upper abdominal pain that radiates

3. Upper abdominal pain that worsens after eating

4. Nausea

5. Tenderness

6. Bloating

Last updated: Jul 17, 2023 14:10 PM