My husband has kidney stones and lower back pain. He is otherwise healthy. At what point should they be shattered?

Ask urologist. Kidney stones cause signficant pain, sometime debilitating until eliminated. Mostly you have to suffer until they pass out. But sometimes they can become stuck at the top of the ureter or in the ureter shaft. If that persists you may suffer some kidney damage. Your husband needs to see a urologist who can assess this and protect your husband from permanent damage.
Clarification. Need urine analysis to determine whether kidney stone actively contributing to his pain.

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I usually suffer from lower back pain (flank).what are the possible causes my US is clear from kidney stone...

X-ray and/or MRI. If the pain is severe and chronic (more than 6 weeks duration), then an x-ray and subsequently possibly an MRI is what a spine specialist would normally recommend.

Experienced left lower back pain expected to be caused by kidney stones but UTB is normal. What else could be possible causes on this?

The spine. Low back pain is commonly related to arthritis, bursitis, tendinitis or strains. Issues related to spine instability are also possble causes. See a rheumatologist or orthopedist.

I passed a kidney stone a few weeks ago but have continued to have odd smelling urine as well as lower back pain (on the side of the affected kidney.)?

Best to be seen. While some soreness might be due to recent stone passage, if you are having some urine complaints (odd smell) along with lower back pain it might be best to have urinalysis and exam to look for possible infection.

How to tell the difference between a kidney stone and lower back pain?

Not always easy. Kidney stone pain is generally unaffected by movement. Patients often bend and twist trying to get relief. Pain often radiates down into groin and may change in nature as the stone moves. Low back pain tends to be associated with an inciting event, tends to change with position and is often relieved by rest. Sometimes radiates to buttock or leg and may be felt across entire back.
Movement. I agree with my colleague above. Also kidney stone patients move restlessly trying to find a comfortable position & frequently have nausea/vomiting. Back pain patients try hard not to move, and nausea is rarely present. Kidney stones can produce blood in urine, while back pain can't.

Having lower back pain on right side plus hip and front pain came on very fast been told it could be kidney stones i?

YES- kidney stone. See pmd for exam, urine test, may need us. Depending on size and location of stone specialist care may be needed.

What can cause lower back pain that radiates to my left side? It sometimes hurts all the way around my pelvic area. I have had kidney stones before.

Non-spine low back. Low back pain is very common, and can arise from back and other problems. Red flags for urgent evaluation include include history of trauma, fever, incontinence, unexplained weight loss, a cancer history, long-term steroid use, parenteral drug abuse, intense localized pain, and Inability to get comfortable. Apart from these, see your doctor to evaluate referred pain or recurrent kidney stone.

Left testicle llq pain radiates to left lower back pain. Had CT ruled out kidney stones. H/o Crohn's and colitis. What could this be.

Don't know. A ct should be able to r/o recurrent crohns colitis as well as renal stones. If these are r/o'd, a very good history and physical examination may reveal another possible cause such as radicular back pain or testicular causes. See your doctor for help in sorting out the differential diagnosis!
Unclear. Is the testicle tender and swollen? Possibility of inflammation of the testicle or epididymis needs to be considered. Sometimes, the testicle may intermittently twist on its' vascular pedicle and cause intermittent torsion with associated pain. Complete torsion can cut off the blood supply and result in loss of the testicle. If any of this sounds like you, get examined by a urologist.

Slow mild pain in lower right abdomen, had a kidney stone & also lower back pain few yrs back. What could be reason for it? Wat should be d diagnosis?

Call your doctor. With symptoms this complex, you owe it to yourself to call your doctor to help you make sense out of them.
Could be anything. May be recurrence of kidney stones, appendicitis, or other conditions too numerous to list here. See a doctor, provide a full history and be examined and diagnosed. Good luck.