Kidney pain is felt in the upper back. The kidneys are located under the ribs with pain commonly feeling like a dull ache on the side of the back, claims UPMC HealthBeat. Other symptoms of kidney pain include painful urination, nausea, vomiting and fever, according to MedicineNet.
Causes of kidney pain include urinary tract infections, kidney stones, and penetrating and blunt trauma, according to MedicineNet. Other causes of kidney pain include pyelonephritis, polycystic kidney disease, kidney hemorrhage, kidney cancer and renal vein thrombosis, claims UPMC HealthBeat.
Treatment for kidney pain depends on the underlying causes, but generally includes ibuprofen and acetaminophen for pain, and antibiotics for infections, says MedicineNet.