Kidney Stone Treatment

Woman Having Back Ache — Symptoms in Hickory, NC
Kidney stones usually form when urine becomes too concentrated in minerals and salts and with buildup can form stones. Viewmont Urology Clinic, PA in Hickory, NC, offers treatments for kidney stones. Treatments available daily include: Lithotripsy (shock waves), where sound waves break up the kidney stone, ureteroscopy (use of a scope to go into the urinary tract and bladder to remove a stone), or open surgery. Call (828) 322-4340 to schedule a consultation today.

Kidney Stone Symptoms

Here are a few symptoms that can indicate kidney stones:
  • Intense pain in your back or side near your kidney
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Blood in your urine
  • Painful and constant urination
Visit your doctor to go over any of these symptoms. Remember that some kidney stones cause no symptoms at all.

Reduce Your Kidney Stone Recurrence

After kidney stones are developed, more than half are prone to develop them again. Here are some ways you can decrease
that probability:
1. Drink lots of water
2. Reduce salt intake
3. Avoid foods high in oxalate
4. Reduce caffeine
5. Take special medications
6. Watch your calcium intake
Call our urological clinic for a consultation at (828) 322-4340.