standard-title Sacral Nerve Stimulation

Sacral Nerve Stimulation

Sacral Nerve Stimulation

Sacral nerve stimulation therapy (also known as sacral neuromodulation therapy) is one of several treatment options for the symptoms of overactive bladder.

It is a reversible treatment that uses a small device to send electrical impulses to nerves located in the lower back (just above the tailbone). These nerves, called the sacral nerves (specifically S2, S3 and S4), alter muscles and organs (the bladder, sphincter, and pelvic floor muscles) that contribute to bladder control. The electrical stimulation can often successfully eliminate or reduce certain bladder-control problems in some people.

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