Overactive Bladder

Overactive Bladder Your Health

Treatment Options

Treatment Options for Overactive Bladder

There are several treatment options for overactive bladder (OAB), including sacral neuromodulation. If other treatments haven’t worked for you, talk to your doctor about how sacral neuromodulation may be able to help.

Behavioural Techniques

Some people can reduce their symptoms of overactive bladder with lifestyle changes, fluid and diet modification, bladder retraining, Kegel exercises or other kinds of physical therapy.


Medications

Your doctor may prescribe medications to help control the symptoms of overactive bladder. Some of these medications focus on the muscles associated with bladder function.


Sacral Neuromodulation

Sacral neuromodulation is a reversible treatment that can be discontinued at any time by turning off or removing the device. It sends mild electrical pulses to the sacral nerves.

Located near the tailbone, the sacral nerves control the bladder and the muscles related to urinary function. If the brain and sacral nerves don’t communicate correctly, the nerves can’t tell the bladder to function properly. This communication problem can lead to symptoms of overactive bladder. Sacral neuromodulation targets these symptoms by stimulating the sacral nerves with mild electrical pulses.


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