Pain radiating into the upper right-hand side of the back. When one suffers from a gallbladder attack, due to compression of the nerves leading to the upper right of the back, one can feel considerable pain in this area. Different people can experience this effect in different ways, with the pain extending between the shoulder blades, towards the lowest point of the right-side shoulder blade, or to the top of that shoulder. This pain, though felt in the back, is actually pain from the abdominal area radiating into the back. This pain might not necessarily be consistent and could even appear and disappear sporadically, with the intake of food sometimes making it worse.