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why does the back hurt when there is a gallbladder infection or stones

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replied September 7th, 2010
Gallbladder Disease Answer A15970
Welcome to the forum. I am really glad to help you out. Usually, in the gall bladder infection or stones in the gall bladder, there’s a radiating pain to the tip of the right shoulder.

This is due to the fact that there’s irritation of the diaphragm (the muscular membrane separating the chest and abdominal cavity) and the nerve supplying the diaphragm (phrenic nerve) also supplies the tip of the shoulder. If there’s an associated back pain, then a pancreatic pathology needs to be ruled out. You might be having pancreatitis and that needs to be looked into. Please do consult a gastroenterologist for the same. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.

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