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Nerve Stimulation and Other In-Office Treatment Options

Steve Gregg

There are numerous ways to get treatment for bladder and bowel incontinence within the walls of your doctor’s office and your own home.

Biofeedback is a treatment option for individuals needing assistance understanding where and how to activate their pelvic floor. Sessions of biofeedback are primarily composed of two types of sensors that are placed on the body to measure muscle activity by detecting and recording electrical activity. Patients work with biofeedback therapists to flex and relax muscles to gauge muscle strength, and also help the patient become aware of activating these specific muscles. By better identifying these muscles and learning how to activate them, patients learn how to more easily control their incontinence.

Pelvic floor stimulation is another in-office procedure that helps women with Stress Urinary Incontinence contract and strengthen their pelvic floor. Small amounts of electrical stimulation are delivered to the nerves and muscles of the pelvic floor. Learn more about this process and talk to your doctor to determine if it’s right for you.

Bladder retraining is right in line with adjusting dietary and exercise regimens. Bladder retraining requires individuals with urge incontinence to phase in or out additional trips to the bathroom and practice delaying urination. This form of treatment isn’t recommended for everyone and should be practiced when advised by your doctor. Find the right specialist using our physician locator here.

What in-office or at-home treatments have you tried and liked?