Is a Neurostimulator Right for You?

Your doctor will help you to determine if sacral nerve stimulation is right for you. This treatment is designed to reduce urinary symptoms for people who suffer non-obstructive urinary retention and the symptoms of overactive bladder, including urinary urge incontinence and urgency-frequency. 

Sacral nerve stimulation may be a good option for people who have failed or could not tolerate more conservative treatments.

Trial Assessment

The potential benefit of sacral nerve stimulation for you can be demonstrated with a trial assessment. This procedure uses an external stimulator and test lead system that can be placed during a simple procedure in your doctor's office or operating room. 

Throughout the trial assessment period, you will keep track of your urinary symptoms in a special diary. If your symptoms are significantly reduced or eliminated during the testing period, you may benefit from long-term use of sacral nerve stimulation.

Will It Eliminate Your Symptoms?

The results of sacral nerve stimulation vary from person to person. This treatment option is not a cure for bladder control problems; it may help relieve your symptoms.

Information on this site should not be used as a substitute for talking with your doctor. Always talk with your doctor about diagnosis and treatment information.

Last updated: 22 Sep 2010

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