InterStim Therapy is a proven neuromodulation therapy that targets the communication problem between the brain and the nerves that control the bladder. After talking with your doctor to see if sacral neuromodulation is right for you, you may decide to try InterStim Therapy by going through an evaluation
InterStim has been FDA-approved since 1997 for urge incontinence and since 1999 for urinary retention and significant symptoms of urgency-frequency. InterStim Therapy is not intended for patients with a urinary blockage.
Sacral neuromodulation works with the sacral nerves, located near the tailbone. The sacral nerves control the bladder and muscles related to urinary function. If the brain and sacral nerves are miscommunicating, the nerves can't tell the bladder to function properly.
InterStim Therapy modulates the sacral nerves with mild electrical pulses. This helps the brain and the nerves to communicate so the bladder and related muscles can function properly.
InterStim Therapy is a reversible treatment that can be discontinued at any time by turning off or removing the device.
Sacral neuromodulation may help you resume normal activities and help you avoid frustrating or embarrassing experiences associated with overactive bladder.
Talk to your physician to see if InterStim Therapy might help your condition.
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