Rockledge, Florida

Marja Sprock, M.D., FACOG, FPMRS Board Certified
Fellowship Trained Urogynecologist

Now Accepting New Patients

info@CFUroGyn.com      Phone:  321-806-3929

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Read a Magazine and Regain Urinary Continence
By Marja Sprock, M.D. FACOG, FPMRS board certified

It sounds like another scam but do not stop reading yet. One of the tertiary treatments for overactive bladder (OAB) is called Percutaneous Tibial Nerve Stimulation (PTNS) and is administered while you are seated, with just your bare ankle showing.

You may not be aware that the tibial nerve, which runs close to your ankle, has a connection with the sacral plexus, which innervates the bladder. While you are reading your ankle will receive a non-painful stimulation of the nerve with the documented potential to improve OAB in about 70 to 80% of people.

One of the tertiary treatments for overactive bladder (OAB) is called Percutaneous Tibial Nerve Stimulation (PTNS) and is administered while you sit down, with just your bare ankle showing.

The standard protocol is 12 treatments of 30 minutes each. An evaluation of effectiveness is usually made after 6 sessions, making sure you are benefitting from the treatment. After the 12 treatments, the stimulation can be continued on a less frequent basis.

So what does that mean in real life? Well, meet Grace, age 64, who has tried several medications for OAB. She used to be able to hold her urine for hours. As a nurse she often skipped her bathroom breaks. Grace started having gradually worsening leakage of urine. She had seen her mother go through that and did not want to end up in diapers. Grace is very active in the community and likes taking her grandchildren places. Grace made sure she emptied on a regular basis, urge or no urge, 3 hours was her maximum during the day. She had always been good at contracting her pelvic floor muscles and keeping them strong. In other words the first steps of treating OAB had been implemented already.

Grace had tried anticholinergic medications which worked well for some of her patients, but she could not tolerate the side-effects. Anticholinergics are medications used for OAB, very effective and a life-saver for some people, but as always not for all. Reviewing her options: sitting in a chair with weekly visits and a good chance for improvement, injections with Botox® in the bladder or a more permanent nerve stimulator (Interstim®), Grace chose the comfortable chair treatment. After 12 PTNS treatments which have helped Grace out of her pads, she is now on a maintenance treatment. She had a treatment 1 month ago and continues to do well.

During the PTNS treatment an extremely small needle electrode is used to stimulate the tibial nerve just above the ankle, which connects to the nerve innervating the bladder. After several 30 minute treatments symptoms of urinary urgency, frequency and urge incontinence may disappear or improve. The risks are low and limited to infrequent mild pain or skin inflammation near the ankle. PTNS is not a new treatment. It has been extensively studied worldwide for 15 years.

PTNS is another option available to treat OAB. Even though it is administered while you relax in the office for 30 minutes and read, we still do expect you to walk your mile a day. It can’t all be that easy!

For information on some of the equipment we use to treat overactive bladder and associated symptoms of urinary urgency, urinary frequency and urge incontinence, check out the website of Uroplasty, Inc. 

Marja Sprock, MD at Central Florida UroGynecology in Rockledge, is board certified in OB/GYN as well as FPMRS (Urogynecology).  She is the go-to-person for urinary and or fecal problems as well as prolapse issues.

Call Central Florida UroGynecology in Rockledge 321-806-3929 or visit www.CFUroGyn.com for more information. 

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