Are there any alternatives to surgery for kidney stones?
How are kidney stones treated? Fortunately, surgery is not usually necessary. Most kidney stones can pass through the urinary system with plenty of water—2 to 3 quarts a day—to help move the stone along. Often, the patient can stay home during this process, drinking fluids and taking pain medication as needed. The doctor usually asks the patient to save the passed stone(s) for testing. It can be caught in a cup or tea strainer used only for this purpose.
Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) is the most frequently used procedure for the treatment of kidney stones. In ESWL, shock waves that are created outside the body travel through the skin and body tissues until they hit the denser stones. The stones break down into small particles and are easily passed through the urinary tract in the urine.
Ya. Let em pass. ouch!!! I had em. They hurt like a mo fo. But once they're gone...they're gone. Unless you are unfortunate enough to have them return! Eat right and excercise. I know this sounds crazy but see a chiropractor, a good one who will educate you on how your body works and not one who just cracks your joints and sends you on your way.