Neurostimulation is a method of controlling symptoms of overactive bladder, urge incontinence and urgency-frequency syndrome (Interstitial Cystitis).
Medtronic InterStim® System for Urinary Control is indicated for the treatment of urinary retention and the symptoms of overactive bladder, including urinary urge incontinence and significant symptoms of urgency-frequency alone or in combination, in patients who have failed or could not tolerate more conservative treatments.
InterStim Therapy uses a small device to send mild electrical pulses to a nerve located in the lower back (just above the tailbone). This nerve, called the sacral nerve, influences the bladder and surrounding muscles that manage urinary function. The electrical stimulation may eliminate or reduce certain bladder control symptoms in some people. The system is surgically placed under the skin.
InterStim Therapy can eliminate or greatly reduce urinary symptoms for many people who suffer nonobstructive urinary retention and the symptoms of overactive bladder including urinary urge incontinence and significant symptoms of urgency-frequency.. It is completely reversible and can be discontinued at any time with no permanent damage to the nerves. In clinical studies, the therapy successfully treated certain bladder control problems in patients who had failed or could not tolerate other treatments.
If you would like to receive more information on the InterStim therapy, please contact the charity ,or visit the Medtronic Website