Encircling pain under ribs and in back

Pain in the back can wear a different character. One of the most stressful varieties is encircling the head. It binds in the movement, often has a paroxysmal in nature and may be caused by a large number of reasons. And ignore it can not be in any case. On the background of what reasons may appear encircling pain under ribs and in back? How to beat her?

The causes and characteristics of pain


If you compare this type of pain with others, that may appear on the background of the disease, then the surrounds are the most uncomfortable. They may have long-term or short-term nature, often are characterized by seizures. As usual, reveal yourself to the main cause of their occurrence is very difficult, because the occurrence of this symptom as a girdling pain may occur in the development of many diseases associated with the the greater part of the internal organs, as well as directly with the elements of the musculoskeletal system.

Diseases of the musculoskeletal system

If it is the main cause of these pains are problems with the spine, then most likely, the feelings of pain to a greater extent is reflected in the area of the back. May indicate the development of intervertebral hernia, degenerative disc disease, osteoporosis. Usually when this celebrated increased pain when moving – slopes, cornering. Gradually begin to appear other symptoms – burning, tingling, numbness, sweating, and so forth, Such feelings indicate what's going on squeezing the nerve roots.

Attention! If there is pathology of the spine explicitly expressed, then, in addition to pain, over time you can earn problems with the internal organs and the stump or paralysis of the lower limbs.

Also the cause of such pain under the ribs often become directly and bone injuries on this stretch. Even a simple bruise or small cracks causes enough discomfort pain and fractures of the ribs will ensure the ongoing pain, difficulty breathing, and so on, are Also the main characteristic symptoms are abrasions, bruising, swelling.

Attention! In the presence of a cough with blood, most likely there has been damage to the lung by sharp parts of the bone.

Intercostal neuralgia

This disease is able to very strongly spoil life. It quite often manifests itself pain syndrome in the area of the back, between the ribs and under them. In addition, the patient feels a strong unpleasant burning sensation, "pins and needles" in the skin, can not freely move, and even breathing deeply – during normal inspiration the pain become stronger, he felt in the rib area, and in the back area. The main reasons for intercostal neuralgia – it is the injury, move a number of muscles, a long period of searching in one position. In itself the disease is not dangerous, but causes considerable discomfort.

Attention! If the intercostal neuralgia has two-way type of lesion, the pain will be on the back. But, in general, are usually manifested only on one side.

Pathology of the lungs


Trigger the onset of this symptom can and the majority of pathologies of the internal organs – such as lungs, heart, elements of the digestive system. It is important to realize that the pain in the hypochondrium with the transition to the back are one of the main symptoms of pneumonia – a dangerous disease, which often ends in fatal consequences, and includes the hard to heal under the constant supervision of a doctor (in the hospital). Pneumonia is necessarily characterized by other symptoms – high body temperature, the acquisition of the skin in the area of the nose cyanotic hue.

Attention! At the first signs of pneumonia is important to immediately call the "quick help". Without the skilled care of the doctors, this disease is not to win.

Pathology of digestive organs

It – the most common causes of the occurrence in the vicinity of pain in the back and under the ribs, even when the system digestion and has no relationship to physical motorickému device. As usual, the presence of this symptom says about these issues.

  • Pancreatitis – usually from fatty foods. The pain does not stop, even when the person is in a horizontal position. Usually the syndrome is manifested in the left part of the body below the ribs.
  • Cholecystitis is characterized by pain syndrome on the left under the ribs with the impact on your back. Also, the person experiencing the nausea, it can begin to heat.
  • Ulcers of various localization – usually these body parts in the walls of the stomach or 12-earthy intestine. The pain is very strong, it is marked with nausea. The pain localized under the ribs on the left side and surrounds the body.
  • Hepatitis, cirrhosis and other liver diseases is characterized by the presence of the source of the pain on the right side of the body below the ribs.
  • When the problems associated with the spleen, pain is celebrated under the ribs on the left side and felt in the back area.
  • Appendicitis is accompanied by not only in the area of pain, which gradually moves to the lower part of the abdomen on the right side, but also with nausea, weakness, increased temperature.

Other reasons

Surrounds pain can occur from other causes:

  • renal colic;
  • the development of tumors (cancer of the pancreas, the stomach);
  • problems with the gall bladder;
  • shingles;
  • a heart attack.

If you want more detail to know what to do when back hurts in the kidney area, but also to consider the possible causes and effective treatment methods, you can read the article about it on our portal.



Correctly identify the cause of the occurrence in the area of pain is very important. As already follows from the above, is the presence of this symptom may report by far not the lightest of the disease, but a very serious and life-threatening pathologies. Unfortunately, it is more likely to cope with this task can only a doctor. The specialist should prescribe a series of studies, to reveal the real cause:

  • blood and urine tests. The blood is examined, including biochemistry;
  • warehouse of secretions from the lungs;
  • an x-ray of the lungs, the upper part of the musculoskeletal system;
  • ULTRASOUND of internal organs;
  • a gastroscopy.

The doctor will choose is based on the history. Overall, may require consultation of various experts – the neurologist, trauma surgeon, gastroenterologist, etc.

Independently determine the cause of the pain is very difficult. You can try to do this on the basis of the common characteristics of the symptom. So, it should be noted the source of the pain, its character (sharp, dull, aching, mild to unbearable, etc.), identify a number of factors, in which the pain becomes stronger (e.g., breaths, coughs, sails, muscle tension). Sometimes it is important to know, and then, when the pain subsides – in search of the warm reception of the analgesic or antispasmodic drugs, after eating, or before her, etc.

Table. Possible causes depending on the type and localization of pain.

The location and type of pain Possible causes
In the thoracic region Osteochondrosis, hernia between vertebrae, preinfarction condition, neuralgia.
Under the shoulder blades Trunk muscular corset, problems with the CNS and the heart, myocardial infarction, diseases of the stomach, injuries of the spine.
In the left part of the body Pathology of the liver, pancreatitis, inflammation of the gallbladder, kidney disease, including the presence of stones.
Pain on the right side Cholecystitis, gallstone disease, pancreatitis, appendicitis.
A sharp pain Pathology of neuralgia, renal or hepatic colic, pancreatitis, rupture of ovarian cysts, ectopic pregnancy, problems with the spine.


Treatment at all in the area of pain is able to appoint only a doctor, especially if there are problems with self-identification of their causes. In a number of diseases in any case need emergency professional help. The method of treatment will be selected depending on what happened the cause of the pain syndrome.

Attention! Painkillers and antispasmodic drugs are often will remove a symptom, but temporarily, and the pain is sure to return, if it is not associated with overexertion of muscles or frivolous injuries.

Doctors can prescribe a treatment treatment. As usual, it is aimed at the elimination of pain or inflammation. Depending on the cause, may be paid out of the ointment, pills, injections and so on, In many cases, may require operative intervention.



To reduce the risk of developing the disease, which lead to the creation of in the area of pain will help:

  • proper and balanced diet;
  • creating a favorable emotional environment;
  • a healthy lifestyle and increase physical activity (level);
  • frequent walks in the fresh air;
  • thorough personal hygiene.

How to get rid of back pain?

Step 1. In the first place, it is strongly recommended to visit the doctor and consult about the treatment of pain for him to undergo the necessary examination, establish an accurate diagnosis.

Step 2. We recommend that you visit a chiropractor, arrange a session studying acupuncture, if causes of pain are problems with muscle and movement apparatus.

Step 3. To alleviate the condition of you and massage. It is necessary to pass the entire course, therapeutic massage, pre-finding a good specialist.

Step 4. Sometimes to beat the pain helps and therapeutic physical training. And sports will help you to prevent the occurrence of some diseases.

Step 5. Also to remove pain will help the mud. Now, the undergo you can, without going to a nursing home, and right in the city.

Step 6. It is recommended to perform simple exercises for stretching the back. The complex can recommend a doctor.

Step 7. Sometimes is the best healer – it is a restful sleep, relaxation. It is important to find time to sleep well and relax after work. It is also recommended to buy good quality orthopedic mattress.

Step 8. In many cases they quickly get rid of the pain help numbing medicine. It is worth it only in accordance with the instructions, and not much for them to bear.

Step 9. It's important to care about the condition of your back at work. The one who performs the good work, it is recommended to buy a quality chair and do regularly exercise the back and neck. For those, who performs heavy physical work, it is also recommended to regularly perform exercises and stretching and dispenses the load, without straining yourself.

Encircling pain in the back or below the ribs, may indicate the development of serious diseases. Therefore, it is worth it to pay her maximum attention and immediately go to the doctor, and especially if it does not pass for a short time or often appears again. It's not worth it to self-medicate, because it can trigger a more active development of the disease and lead in many cases to a sad death.