Treatments and Surgery
Kidney stones are hard deposits of minerals and waste products that clog an area within your kidney. Kidney stones tend to start small, but they grow larger with the passage of time. While some kidney stones pass on their own without requiring treatment, others create blockages in the urinary tract, leading to severe pain and other adverse symptoms.
Surgical procedures are considered to be the most effective type of treatment option for kidney stones. While medications can provide pain relief from the pain you might be experiencing because of the kidney stones, medications may not be enough to help the stone pass.
For stones that are really large, some sort of procedure is almost always necessary.