Percutaneous Nerve Stimulation

Introduction

Percutaneous Nerve Stimulation is used to treat overactive bladder, urinary urgency, and urgency incontinence. The treatment is usually reserved for patients who have failed pelvic floor exercises and medications.

Treatment

The treatment consists of 12 weekly 30 minute treatments. An electrical lead is placed in a nerve near the heel and impulses are sent to the nerve, which travel to the nerves that help control bladder function. The process is referred to as neuromodulation.

Prognosis

Patients typically see a response starting at 5-7 weeks. 60-80% of patients see a satisfactory response in their symptoms.