The pancreas is located in the upper abdomen, which is where pancreatic pain is commonly felt, however it can also radiate from there to the back. Pancreatic pain is caused by the enlargement of the pancreas, which is ca... More » Health Pain & Symptoms

According to the National Cancer Institute, stage four pancreatic cancer is when the cancer has spread from the pancreas to organs such as the lungs, liver and peritoneal cavity. The cancer may also have spread to the ti... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Cancer

The treatment for pancreatic cysts includes monitoring, drainage and surgery. The approach depends on the type of cyst and the symptoms that it causes, explains Mayo Clinic. Cysts that are smaller than 10 millimeters are... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Medications prescribed for flank pain, which is pain in the side of the body between the abdomen and the back, include nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and antibiotics, according to MedlinePlus. Pain medicines may be... More » Health Pain & Symptoms

Pain due to inflammation of the pancreas often occurs in the upper abdomen and then radiates into the back, according to WebMD. This pain usually occurs with other symptoms, such as nausea, vomiting, fever, a high heart ... More » Health Pain & Symptoms

Signs of chronic pancreatitis, or a damaged pancreas headed toward failure, include constant discomfort in the upper abdomen and the back, sometimes to the point of disability, explains WebMD. Weight loss from poor food ... More »

Chronic pancreatitis is long-term inflammation of the pancreas that creates constant pain in the upper abdomen, reports WebMD. The pain radiates to the back and may be immobilizing for some patients. Acute pancreatitis i... More »