Abdominal pain which radiates to the back can have a variety of aetiologies; an important additional question is whether it radiates through or round to the back.
Conditions causing pain which radiates round to the back include:
- biliary colic
- renal colic
Conditions causing pain which radiates through to the back include:
- abdominal aortic aneurysm
- aortic dissection
- duodenal ulcer