Kidney Stones

Kidney Stones and Chiropractic Care - Dr. Silver Chiropractic

What are Kidney Stones?

Kidney stones are mineral deposits that develop in the kidneys. Even though they are small, they can cause big problems. They are made out of salt and minerals. In most cases, people do not feel anything until they move down the tube that connects the bladder to the kidneys. You will feel excruciating pain once the kidney stones move. In fact, many people have stated that the pain is worse than giving birth. Some people also experience other symptoms along with the pain such as vomiting, nausea, and bloody urine.

How are Kidney Stones Treated?

You will need to drink a lot of water. This will help the body flush out the stones. You can also take painkillers in order to get rid of the discomfort. If the kidney stones do not pass on their own, then you can get sound wave therapy. Soundwave therapy will break up the stone into small pieces. Surgery will be recommended as a last resort.

How to Prevent a Kidney Stone?

You will need to drink a lot of water. This will reduce the chances of crystals forming. You will also need to reduce your salt intake. Additionally, you will need to watch your calcium intake. You probably will not get kidney stones from eating calcium-rich foods. However, calcium supplements can increase the risk of kidney stones. Kidney stones are rarely a cause for concern. However, they can be painful, so you should do everything that you can to prevent them. There are also ways that kidney stones can be prevented. Regular chiropractor care can keep your body functioning at its peak. If you need chiropractic care, then you can contact Dr. Shane Silver.