Can stomach problems cause upper back pain?

Can stomach problems cause upper back pain?

It turns out there’s a link between your spine and your stomach, liver and gallbladder. When you experience digestive issues, they can affect some of the nerves connected to your spine, resulting in back pain.

What can cause that abdominal pain spreads to the back?


  • Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
  • Endometriosis
  • Pregnancy
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Gallstones
  • Kidney stones
  • Urinary tract infection (UTI)
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • What causes hurting in chest and back?

    Causes by location. Many causes of chest and back pain are benign.

  • Causes by trigger. Another way to identify the cause of chest and back pain is to identify the factors or situations that trigger the pain.
  • Other causes. The following conditions can also cause pain in the chest and back.
  • Diagnosis.
  • Treatment.
  • When to see a doctor.
  • Outlook.
  • What causes stomach and chest pain together?

    Heartburn. This painful,burning sensation behind the breastbone occurs when stomach acid washes up from the stomach into the tube that connects the throat to the stomach (esophagus).

  • Swallowing disorders. Disorders of the esophagus can make swallowing difficult and even painful.
  • Gallbladder or pancreas problems.
  • What causes a sudden, sharp pain in the chest?

    Heart attack. Image credit: Catherine McQueen/Getty Images.

  • Heartburn. Heartburn is chest pain that occurs when stomach acid leaks out of the stomach and back up into the esophagus (food pipe).
  • Pericarditis.
  • Angina.
  • Precordial catch syndrome.
  • Panic attacks.
  • Strains and fractures.
  • Pleuritis.
  • Prevention.
  • When to see a doctor.