Diagnosing kidney stones occurs regularly at my office, because one of the first symptoms that occurs is severe lower back pain.
Once diagnosed, the next question is to get rid of them. Removing kidney stones can be a complicated, sometimes painful process involving medication, surgery or even sound waves to break up the deposits. But preventing them may be as simple as drinking more water.
An article about kidney stones was recently written in the Washington Post and is worth the read (the link is below). Remember, that besides water activities like walking, jumping and other exercise helps.