Neuromodulation Therapy

Some bladder conditions and symptoms are the result of problems related to neuromuscular coordination or control. When a patient's brain is not communicating properly with the sacral nerves, or the nerves that control the bladder and muscles related to urinary function, it is impossible for these nerves to properly regulate the activity of the bladder and pelvic floor. This can result in an overactive bladder, urge incontinence, and trouble with urinary retention or incomplete emptying.

Neuromodulation therapy involves the implantation of a pacemaker, similar to the one used for the heart, to regulate the activity of the sacral nerves. The implanted device uses mild electrical pulsing to aid the brain in communicating effectively with the sacral nerves to return urinary function to normalcy.

Neuromodulation therapy is reversible. The implanted device can be turned off or removed if necessary.