Pelvic Floor Electrical Stimulation
Pelvic Floor Stimulation has been one of the most frequently used therapies for the treatment of urinary incontinence for more than 35 years. Electrical stimulation can be used to help strengthen the pelvic floor muscles if they are very weak.
When do you need Pelvic Floor Electrical Stimulation?
Electrical stimulation can help to improve a variety of bladder control problems such as:
- Stress urinary Incontinence
- Pelvic pain
- Fecal incontinence
- Urge to urinate
- Frequent urination
How does Pelvic Floor Stimulation work?
- Small amounts of electrical stimulation are delivered to the nerves and muscles of the pelvic floor and bladder using a sensor that’s inserted into the vagina or rectum.
- The process isn’t painful. Some patients describe a tightening of the pelvic floor muscles.
When should I not use it?
- If you are pregnant
- If you have a vaginal infection
- If you have a urinary tract infection
- If you have an implanted cardiac pacemaker
- If you currently have cancer in your pelvic area.
- If you have any unexplained bleeding from your vagina or anus
- If you have any damaged skin or inflammation in the area
- Not less than 12 weeks after giving birth or after undergoing pelvic or abdominal surgery
- If you have a copper intra uterine device (coil)
- An average program is 3 to 6 months depending on the person’s needs and progress.
- It is usually performed once or twice a week
- The session is usually set for about 20 minutes.