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JAOA kidney stone roller coaster study goes viral

Spanning the globe

News is spreading across the country and around the world about David Wartinger, DO, and his findings that moderate roller coaster rides can lead to the passage of small kidney stones. The results of the study, published in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, have appeared in roughly 850 news reports, including about 140 broadcasted news segments.

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  1. For those asking about kidney stone symptoms, I can tell you about following symptoms. Yes, you can experience severe/moderate/mild gas and bloating, and you can feel/be constipated. Yes, the pain can reach places you wouldn’t think they should be present (legs, testicles, stomach, feet, just about anywhere south of the boarder). It can feel like sciatica. You may vomit and a stent can cause an infection and lots of pain (I’ll never have one installed again). Yes, you may experience ringing in the ears. And yes, they are terrible!

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