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Here’s How You Know You’re a Candidate for Sacral Nerve Modulation to Resolve Incontinence

Posted on: 13th Nov, 2020

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When people struggle with incontinence, they tend to start looking for ways to manage the symptoms. That often means looking online for answers to their questions about diagnosis and resolution. Here’s how you know you might be a candidate for sacral nerve modulation – the most effective, modern therapy to restore bladder control and bowel control.

Diagnosing Incontinence

Diagnosing incontinence is often done by the patient. If you are experiencing bladder or bowel leakage that is beyond the level of a minor nuisance, and the problem involves using liners and pads and altering things you do in your daily life, then it is likely you are a good candidate for this minimally invasive, highly effective treatment.

There can be other indicators, too. Have you tried changing your diet or fluid intake? Have you added fiber or Imodium, or started taking bladder medications? Are you doing Kegels or pelvic floor exercises? Have you undergone a bladder sling or other corrective surgery that didn’t last or work at all? If so, it’s time to learn more about sacral nerve modulation.

Causes of Incontinence

In some cases, people have experienced loss of bladder control or bowel control with age. Sometimes it stems from pregnancy and torn tissues during delivery, radiation to the prostate, rectum, or cervix, pelvic, bladder, or rectal surgery. In other cases, there’s just no identifiable reason. The common thread is that in nearly all cases, the body responds extremely well to a modern technology that sends a gentle current to the pelvic floor, including the bladder and bowel sphincters, thus restoring the natural function of those muscles and tissues.

Virtually every insurance plan covers this treatment, which consists of a 25-minute minor procedure performed with local anesthetic to numb the tailbone region. A tiny device is then inserted under the skin around a person’s back pocket area. Sacral nerve modulation has surpassed all other therapies for the problem, delivering over 90% success rates with a minimalist procedure requiring no general anesthesia, from which a person simply walks out of the facility with two Band-Aids and no recovery time required.

This therapy has been around for nearly 20 years and FDA approved for nearly as long. It continues to get better with the innovations of the two companies that perform research and create the amazing devices, Axonics Corp. and Medtronic Corp. Specialists in the niche field of sacral neuromodulation often joke that the therapy is the best-kept secret in medicine because it is so highly effective and so little known. We’re doing what we can to change that, so if you or someone you love is suffering with bladder leakage, overactive bladder, or bowel leakage, contact us today to learn more about a real resolution.

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