Okay, this is a question about me, hope no one minds. I am going in a for a lithotripsy tomorrow but I'm just a little confused. I have had a burning pain in my back on the right side for 3 years. I had a CT scan done and they found small stones in both my kidneys. I have been reading threads about kidney stones and how people are in severe pain. I am in pain on and off all day but nothing to where I have to go to the ER. I would say my pain level is about a 7 at it's worst. I'm just wondering if this back pain is really from the kidney stones? I think I read that if they are still in the kidney you usually don't get any pain, just when you are passing them. So could I have some stuck somewhere that the CT didn't pick up? I'm just so scared that I will go through all this and still have the back pain because it's something else. I really can't take this pain. Sorry, I hope all that made sense. Also, for those of you who have had the lithotripsy, do you experience any pain afterwards? Did they have to put you under general anethestia to perform the procedure? At first the dr. told me local now they are doing genderal?? Thanks!!!