Pain in the side, back (left, right)

Back pain, is known to everyone. At the time of spending long periods in a comfortable position, which leads to discomfort and sometimes pain. The lower pain in the back and along the sides of the back – a symptom quite dangerous, since it may be part of the pathological process.

Pain side, back, can signal about diseases of different systems and internal organs. A very common symptom. This pain is temporary and permanent.

Causes of pain in the right and left side of back

  • problems of the respiratory system (pleural effusion, pneumonia, cancer of the bronchi or lungs, etc);
  • problems of the urinary system and the genitourinary system (e.g. renal colic, pyelonephritis, prostatitis);
  • gynecological diseases (pain drawing);
  • the problem of the peripheral nervous system or spinal cord (cross);
  • diseases of locomotor apparatus (in particular, osteochondrosis, osteomyelitis);
  • dynamic factors associated with poor movement or poor posture, excessive strain on the back;
  • injury, injury, fall.

Diseases of the respiratory system

This, of course, it is not a cold, not about ARI, but about the more serious diseases.


Characterized by symptoms:

  • pain in the chest for cutting in nature;
  • the pain is dependent on the respiratory movements;
  • is the pain on the side of the back.

Spontaneous pneumothorax

May be accompanied by severe, sudden pain in his chest. This pain sometimes radiates to the shoulder blade.


Characterized by symptoms:

  • moderate or severe pain in the chest;
  • pain in the shoulder blade;
  • the pain worsens when coughing, deep breathing;
  • in the lungs rales;
  • body temperature increased (fever).

Cancers of the lung, bronchi or

The nature of pain and its intensity may vary, depend on the location and extent of the process.


  • in pathology of the lung apex there is pain in the shoulder blade, shoulder, arm;
  • then it is a pain in the chest;
  • this pain is intensified by coughing, breathing, movement of the body.
  • In lesions of the intercostal nerves the pain can be tinea in nature.

Kidney disease


In pathological processes in the kidney back pain corresponds to the diseased kidneys, that is, if is sick of the right kidney, the pain on the right side.


Often happens due to a bacterial infection.


  • lower back pain, dull, aching character;
  • the pain may vary in intensity;
  • can paroxysmal pain;
  • nausea;
  • nausea, vomiting;
  • chills;
  • of intoxication syndrome;
  • fever.

Chronic pyelonephritis, can be expressed as a constant, dull pain pain in lower back. Pain in this disease is most pronounced in the wet cold weather.


In this disease in the urinary organs are forming stones. Pathology practically does not show itself until the beginning of the attack:

  • dull pain in the lower back;
  • after exercise the pain is worse;
  • increases after a ride (especially a bumpy ride);
  • increases after a long walk.

Very blockage of the ureter (i.e., attack) manifested by the following features:

  • acute pain in the low back;
  • nausea, vomiting;
  • the presence of blood in the urine.

Renal colic


  • the pain is colicky;
  • the pain is not relieved by changing body position.

The spinal cord and peripheral nervous system

The cause of back pain is often a herniated intervertebral disc, and in this pathology expressed the pain of many.

The pain is typically transmitted in the context of the patient's optic nerve, so that it starts to hurt, not only for the back, but on the part of the body, that takes nerve.

Dynamic causes

The temporary pain with the right or left side, can be triggered by a variety of dynamic factors:

  • the sudden movement;
  • awkward body position while sitting;
  • a failed attempt to bend or straighten up.

Excessive strain on the back muscles

Many cases of chronic or occasional back pain, is associated with significant stress.

Overexertion of the back muscles occurs in the following cases:

  • sitting at a computer, especially a long;
  • a long stay at the Table;
  • homework in the sitting position (knitting, sewing etc);
  • long periods behind the wheel of a car.

Doctors recommend working on a Table try to sit on a chair and lean on the backrest.

Lumbar pain, their syndromes


The primary syndrome


  • osteochondrosis;
  • spondiloarthrosis.

A typical girdle pain. Called degenerative-dystrophic changes of the spine. This condition is common usually for degenerative disk disease in which the bone and cartilage that are affected. If the influence on the intervertebral joints, the diagnosis of spondylarthrosis'.

Secondary syndrome


  • scoliosis;
  • arthritis;
  • tumor;
  • infectious diseases;
  • shingles;
  • stroke with disorders of the spinal blood circulation;
  • a fracture of the vertebrae (dorsal division);
  • displacement of the intervertebral discs;
  • Stds (sexually transmitted diseases);
  • other diseases of the pelvic organs.

Disk hernia

Intervertebral hernia is a common problem. More often in people older than 40 years of age, but can occur at an early age.

The reason for the herniated disc – degeneration of muscle and connective tissue. The growth of the spine, such as to settle.

The vertebrae are pressed closer to each other, and the disks between the vertebrae are flattened, they began to bulge beyond the vertebral column. Because of this, the nerve roots are compressed. This leads to acute back pain. This pain can radiate to the legs.

Symptoms of the disease, when girdling pain in the back

Girdle pain in the back radiating to the side, which can sometimes be the only symptom of the disease. For example, in the pathology of the pelvic pain often occurs in the sacral region, and in diseases of the abdominal organs, pain in the lumbar region.

Often girdle pain has features of pain syndrome of the body that is affected.

If the pain gives to the left side, we can conclude that the presence of the inflammatory process in the lower part of the colon.

Accompanying symptoms:

  • violations of the chair;
  • rumbling in the abdomen;
  • increased formation of gas in the intestine.

All the surrounding or extending to the side of the back pain requires a qualified diagnosis, to determine the appropriate therapy. Not alone to heal!

Pain in the back right

Some causes of back pain right side:

  • on the right Middle part of back – problems with kidneys;
  • under the shoulder-blade on the right – may be a pinch nerve or a disease of the lungs (pneumonia, pleurisy, cancer of the lung and bronchus);
  • under the ribs on the right side of the pancreas, gallbladder, liver.
  • right rear low back pathology of the spine or a hernia between the vertebrae, or interference in the urinary system;
  • if the pain only happens in the morning, perhaps blame the wrong mattress, but not eliminated, and muscular dystrophy.

A few words more about each of the causes of pain on the right side of the back.

Attack cholecystitis

The characteristics of pain and symptoms:

  • the pain may not disappear for a few days;
  • sometimes the pain is on the right side at the back is placed on the right shoulder, shoulder blade or rib cage on the right;
  • pain accompanied by fever;
  • nausea, vomiting;
  • bitter taste in the mouth;
  • the muscles of the abdomen tense;
  • can cramps in the gut;
  • sometimes loss of hearing;
  • you can runny nose;
  • sometimes dizziness;
  • All the symptoms they talk about diseases of the gallbladder. It is possible and the stones in gallbladder. Then the patient needs surgery.


Pain with side-to-back can occur suddenly and can have a repetitive nature. In any case, should not delay the visit to a medical institution. And especially not encouraged to self-define themselves with painkillers or physiotherapy, and massage.

Taking pain medication can lubricate the clinical picture of the disease and hamper correct diagnosis and manual therapy, which is used according to the testimony, which can sometimes cause damage.

Only after the diagnosis of a physician, who will prescribe the appropriate treatment, the need of painkillers and medicines to treat the underlying diseases. Sometimes you may need surgical intervention. Remember that pain is on the side of the back, sometimes can indicate a serious disease, therefore, timely treatment for medical assistance will help maintain not only health, but sometimes life.

And perhaps needless to say, that the injury or fall, the injury should immediately call an ambulance, see the traumatologist to provide immediate assistance.