Odd research suggests roller coasters can dislodge kidney stones

Posted Friday, September 14, 2018 9:14 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Riding on some types of roller-coaster is an effective way of removing kidney stones. This is the conclusion of research that has won this year's Ig Nobel Prize [a spoof award] for Medicine. The US researchers who carried out the work recommend that those afflicted with the condition should regularly use the theme park attractions.

Read more from The BBC.

Friday, September 14, 2018 9:29 AM

LOL I had this happen on magnum. Ended up in the hospital in Columbus. It was the first one I had and I was in so much pain.

Friday, September 14, 2018 12:14 PM

I was going to suggest Legend, but Magnum would certainly do it. Were you near the front?

Friday, September 14, 2018 1:50 PM


Friday, September 14, 2018 4:59 PM

Must be why I wound up in the hospital in February.

Friday, September 14, 2018 9:34 PM

Last seat in the last car Belmont Park Giant Dipper, I guarantee it.......

Monday, September 17, 2018 10:11 PM

One of my Facebook friends was suffering with a kidney stone this summer; Steel Vengeance knocked it loose. So the anecdotal evidence is out there...

—Dave Althoff, Jr.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 3:49 PM

Never had a kidney stone but Big Dipper at Geauga Lake fixed my back once.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 5:56 PM

Research using roller coasters is just silly.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 6:29 PM

Yeah, how could you take those academics seriously?

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 1:02 PM

Having experienced this excruciating pain twice now I'm pretty sure I'd let a roller coaster run me over if I thought it could dislodge the kidney stone.

Last edited by wahoo skipper, Wednesday, September 19, 2018 1:02 PM

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