What Is It/

How Is It Recognized/

Is Massage indicated

Condition Name

What Are They?

How Are They Recognized?

or Contraindicated?

Kidney Stones

A kidney stone is a deposit

Small stones may show no symp-

Massage is contraindicated for

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of crystalline substances in-

toms at all, but larger stones can

someone experiencing renal

 

side the kidney or the

cause extreme pain that may be

colic (a kidney stone attack) al-

 

ureters.

accompanied by nausea and vom-

though it is appropriate for peo-

 

 

tting. Pain may refer from the

ple with a history of stones, but

 

 

back into the groin and hips.

no current symptoms.

 

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