1. jacquelyn howard jacquelyn howard United States says:

    I had lithotripsy back in September for an 8mm stone and it was the worst experience ever. The days following the procedure I was in the ER twice. The first time because I was so nauseous that I couldn't even stand up without getting sick. The pain was also incredibly severe. Two days later I woke up to get ready to go to school and felt like I was hit by a truck and couldn't move. When I was in the hospital they gave me morphine and I could still feel the pain. After a little over a week the pain was mostly gone. However, I have always had lingering pain in the left side of my back (the stone was in my left kidney). I had another ultrasound because I believed I had another stone once the pain became more severe. The ultrasound showed my kidneys were fine so they had me get an MRI. Now I have 1 herniated and 2 bulging discs in my lower vertebrae. Although the doctors are saying the pain would be higher if the lithotripsy caused this, I am still convinced that the lithotripsy had something to do with the damage caused to my back. Usually when there is a disc problem it is caused by a strain to the spine such as a fall or lifting something too heavy. I haven't done anything abnormal to cause this damage. Also, I am only 16 years old.

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