Award of back pain in the right or the left upper quadrant

What causes pain under ribs radiating to back? Such a view, you can talk about anything on their own to identify the cause of not working. The pain may be accompanied as a minor injury in this area, and the threat of the disease (sometimes even a tumor). If pain occurs only with exertion or sudden movements, the likelihood of sciatica.


radiate pain in the back

If back pain in the rib area in the back, these manifestations cannot be ignored. Many extremely dangerous diseases, which are accompanied by this symptom. If you want to determine what is causing the pain, is possible only after special research. Back pain below the ribs, that may not be important, but it is better to ensure your health than to treat a dangerous disease, at the peak of his progression.

Damage to the costal region

Pain under the ribs can be a result of damage to the bones in this area. Bruises or cracked ribs are accompanied by pain which creates discomfort. More serious violations of fractures of the ribs. At the turn of the very sore ribs and the space between the fins, the hinder movement and breathing, can hurt and back area (back). Another risk for fractures, possible damage to lungs or internal organs. Such damage can cause severe cough with blood, bluish discoloration of the skin, severe pain under the ribs from behind.

Intercostal neuralgia

Award of back pain in the right upper quadrant or left upper quadrant, or on both sides, they may be a symptom of intercostal neuralgia. When the pinching of the nerves in the sternum is sharp pain, aggravated by sharp turns of the body, or even sneeze. The disease can occurs due to stretching the nearby muscles or minor injury. In addition to the pain in the chest, which can be experience pain in the chest back. Danger is not responsible, but it causes extreme discomfort.

Pulmonary disease

Pain in the right hypochondrium, radiate to the back can be a symptom of pneumonia. While the patient has a fever and the area around the nose becomes slightly blue. When pneumonia pain under ribs back is occurring with both sides. May be accompanied by feeling short of breath, sudden power-UPS of pain in the movement.

Osteochondrosis and hernia

intercostal neuralgia

All known osteochondrosis of the thoracic may be the reason why back pain under ribs. Depending on the stage of neglect of the disease, the pain may change its character. With any form of osteoarthritis the pain is present almost constantly, supplemented by a sharp movement and increased load on the spine. The appearance of intervertebral hernia can not only cause pain in the hypochondrium, but also that in the upper part of the handle. Osteoporosis, which is going on in the background of the lack of calcium, which is also present pain. This is due to microfractures in bones, which is damage to the nerves.

Diseases of the digestive system

Pain in upper quadrant may be associated with diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, liver, pancreas. Here are some examples:

  • Pancreatitis. There is pain on left side under ribs in back. Exacerbations may occur from intake of fatty foods. There is often a girdle of pain under the ribs, not stopping even in the comfortable position of the body.
  • Diseases of the spleen. For all diseases of the spleen, it swells and is a pain in the left upper quadrant radiating to the back.
  • Cholecystitis (in any form). In this disease, pain in the left upper quadrant radiates to the back. In addition to pain, there is a sharp loss of appetite, ill, may result in retching. They are also frequent fever.
  • Diseases of the liver. In hepatitis, liver cirrhosis etc there is pain on the right under the ribs . Breaks down the process of blood circulation.
  • Ulcers. Cracks in the walls of the stomach or duodenum. You may feel pain in the back, on the left side under the ribs. It is almost always a disadvantage.
  • Damage to the digestive system. In mechanical injuries of the abdominal cavity can cause tearing or bruising of the internal organs. Back pain below the ribs, which often accompany such violations. You can dramatically change the pressure.
  • Colic. Kidney disease often cause pain in the left hypochondrium to the rear, in some cases, affecting the right upper quadrant. Translations often vary. The pain can radiate from the space between the ribs in his body, can get sick too.
  • Gastritis. Pain can occur on both sides in the quadrant, you can adopt the following: pain in the back, under the ribs of the left or right under the ribs from behind. Accompanied by nausea and indigestion.


If it hurts right under ribs is there pain in the left upper quadrant, there is a certain probability of cancer.

Gastric cancer or cancer of the pancreas can appear as pain in the left hypochondrium, and pain under the right rib. This is a scary diagnosis, but already on the probability of cure is significantly increased. Therefore, it is necessary to continue with research and at first pain in the back below the ribs, that should be the diagnosis. For the detection of malignant tumors biopsy.

Related symptoms

Pain on the right side below the ribs, pain in the left rib is just one of the manifestations of the disease. For minimum support of the physician in the diagnosis and self-confidence necessary to be aware of other characteristic symptoms of the most dangerous diseases.

Cancer of the stomach or pancreas

Pain in the rear quadrant for cancer are very bright intensity. Do not depend on the position of the human body or diet. There may be jaundice. In patients with reduced body weight, loss of appetite.

Diseases of the spleen

In addition to these symptoms, such as pain in the left ribs, the person that is often the body temperature rises, fever. Appear nausea, and even vomiting. When a person makes any movement, the pain escalates. In diseases of the spleen often seems, dermatological diseases, causing itching.


Severe pathology of the digestive system, in which there is pain under the right rib, sometimes under the left rib. Very frequent headaches accompanied by nausea, poor appetite, weight loss. Diarrhea is another symptom of pancreatitis. Food not digested fully in the wc and sometimes you can see the pieces.


If you have ulcers a person that has a strong heartburn, belching, the faster comes a feeling of satiety. The pain depends on location of pathology. If it is in the right part of the stomach or duodenum, which causes pain on the right side of the back. The digestive processes are disrupted, the patient is often anxious, diarrhea and constipation.

Self diagnosis

self diagnosis back pain

To help your doctor as quickly as possible to determine the cause of the pain, you have to pass self-test. People who have a better understanding of what hurts and can follow the feelings and accurately to describe them. In such a description includes:

  • The definition of the parts of the body in which pain, syndrome is the most pronounced;
  • Assessment, or pain in any part of the body or strictly localized;
  • The most accurate characteristic parameters of the pain;
  • Definition of pain behaviors in different circumstances (body position, nutrition, lifestyle);
  • The definition of the at home methods to reduce the pain;
  • Definition of the symptoms that accompany the pain ( temperature, etc)


The only correct solution for pain in the right hypochondrium, in the left or even in the space between the ribs going to the doctor. Self-medication, may have no therapeutic effect or even harm people. Must first apply to the district doctor. He will have your small survey will give direction to a more narrow specialist, who gives instructions for the hardware diagnostics. The patient should undergo CT, MRI, x-ray, biopsy, etc., this is followed by the definition of the disease causing the pain syndrome and its treatment.


The first step in the treatment of patients, is to improve the quality of life through pain relief or elimination. For this purpose, the preparation of a variety of forms: tablets, ointments, injections, etc ..

The doctor shall be granted to 2 groups of medicines:

  • Analgesics. When the pain in the ribs, which provides heating of the desired area of the body.
  • Anti-inflammatory drugs. Used to relieve inflammation and irritation, when my ribs hurt.

There are many different pain medicines, which can be used only on prescription.

Traditional methods

In addition to the drugs used also treatment folk remedies. A notable example would decoction of rose hips: rose hips is necessary to grind and pour boiling water; the infusion period of 5 minutes. Use 3 times a day.

Another means of infusion of honey and cinnamon. Mixing is approximately in the following proportions: 1 Cup of honey 1 teaspoon of cinnamon (crushed). Use 3 times a day. This tool will help you to cope with the pain.

Some people use a broth based potato. It is necessary to take some fruit , wash and put in pot with water. Cook potatoes with the skin, the decoction is used three times a day for 2 tablespoons.