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    My Second Kidney Stone Attack

    My first kidney stone attack occurred about 23 years ago. I awoke in the morning of April 15 this year with pain in the lower right quadrant of my back while lying on my left side. I was groggy from being asleep and thoughts about another kidney stone ran through my mind. I turned over on my right side and the pain subsided. I immediately experienced the same pain again when I got out of bed, so my fear was confirmed. I was experiencing my second kidney stone attack. I was frustrated because I wasn’t sure what, if anything, I might have done to cause a second kidney stone attack…

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    Devices & Resources for Back Pain or Spine Issues

    I have suffered from back pain and spine issues since 2011. In my quest to learn as much as possible and my desire to help alleviate my back pain, I’ve come across a number of devices and resources that might be helpful to others suffering from back pain and spine issues. In 2015, I was diagnosed with a herniated L4 disc. The diagnosis resulted from an MRI that was ordered by my primary care doctor because I was experiencing sciatica in my lower left leg and foot, as well as foot drop in my left foot, due to the L4 herniation pressing against the L4 nerve root. I had heard…