|July 27, 2005 Update||Is There a Known Method That Combines Pain Relief & Quick Stone Passage?||Disclaimer|
I will not burden the reader with details of the urinary system, such as size of the kidneys, ureters, bladder, different types of stones, and so forth, because you probably know the basic information. However there is some relatively new info on stone pain about which some sufferers may not be aware.
In the older literature, the main source of pain with ureterolithiasis was said to be the stone moving through the small, delicate ureter scratching, scraping, gouging, and cutting as it goes. Currently, many pain experts say that even though the described abrasion and cutting may cause damage such as scarring of the ureters, there is no immediate pain from this passage. Actually, neither ureter pain, nor injury to the ureter by the moving stone is relevant to our discussion: with the method we describe there is very little, if any, "moving contact" between the stone and the ureter tissues as you will see later within this site.
The basic ureter stone pain is now said to result when the weight of the urine above the obstruction (hydrostatic pressure) causes the extremely elastic ureter to expand outward. Gravity pulls the urine downward to form a distinctive bulge immediately above the stone when the body is in the upright position. and the problem is in the early stage of development. We will show how this relatively small bulge of urine that we call our "liquid tool" can be activated to move a stone quickly (within minutes) through the ureter into the bladder with minimal pain.
If dilation of the ureter above an obstruction is the basic cause of pain, then anything that "deflates" the ureter should eliminate the pain. There are many reports of vibrators applied over the affected kidney and ureter temporarily eliminating the pain. Apparently, the many hundreds of tiny jolts that the vibrator delivers to the extremely ELASTIC ureter "shake" hundreds of tiny increments of urine past the obstruction, causing the ureter to deflate. This deflation temporarily relieves or even eliminates the pain for a while. Two other methods are said to relieve stone pain:
1)Vigorous Walking, which probably acts in somewhat the same way as the vibrator;
2) And continuous (up to seven days and nights) oral consumption of a combination of several different smooth muscle relaxants.
While these methods can be very beneficial to the stone sufferer, they do very little, if anything, to shorten the passage time of the stone through the ureter. Stones may still take many days and nights to pass to the bladder
The answer is a very emphatic yes! Apparently this method is not widely known, because I cannot find direct mention of it in any of the kidney stone literature.
I have given this method the unpretentious, but appropriate name, Jump and Bump. While the method has been very effective and consistent for several others and me, at this point it is a raw, crude, method lacking clinical research and refinement. It is my hope and firm belief that an appropriate gravity-moving inertia inducing apparatus, with a full complement of suitable features, will be invented. I also hope the method will be researched, refined, and made suitable for clinical use!
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