Some people experience abdominal pain that spreads to the back, along with other symptoms. There are many possible reasons these can happen, since pain can radiate from one organ to other tissues or organs, owing to the extensive neural connections our bodies possess.
Some of the common conditions involving abdominal discomfort or pain that may radiate to the back include: Peptic ulcer disease. People who experience a a gnawing or burning type of upper abdominal pain that sometimes radiates to the back may have peptic ulcers. These are sores in the stomach or intestinal lining that can lead to other symptoms such as bloating, nausea, vomiting blood and passing dark, tarry stools.
Gallbladder disease. Gallstones and cholecystitis are common disorders that cause upper abdominal pain that spreads to the back. The pain usually occurs after meals and may be accompanied by bloating, nausea, and fever. The pain may be so severe that it wakes you at night. Other symptoms that suggest gallbladder disease include yellowing of the skin, dark colored urine, and pale stools.