For many people, managing incontinence amounts to dealing with the symptoms of that condition instead of resolving the root issues. That’s where things like lifestyle changes and adult diapers come into play. But there are treatments that address the underlying causes of incontinence, and some, like sacral neuromodulation, are surprisingly effective. In his latest post for Sixty & Me, Dr. Sasse wrote about the idea of resolving the root of incontinence instead of dealing with the symptoms. Read the post in full, or keep scrolling for the highlights.
From the Article
“Sacral neuromodulation is a lot of syllables describing a terrific technology to resolve bowel and bladder leakage, as well as overactive bladder (OAB). One of the most exciting things about this minimally invasive technology is that it is really the first solution that treats some of the root causes of incontinence and bladder spasm.
That’s in stark contrast to options like bladder medications or adult diapers, which are intended to help manage the symptoms of incontinence.”
Dr. Sasse goes on to discuss traditional treatments for managing incontinence, including medications, surgeries, even Botox injections before explaining the background of sacral neuromodulation. It’s rooted in pace maker technology and has been FDA approved for over 20 years. The procedure itself is about 25 minutes, uses light section, and involves two small Band-Aids. Dr. Sasse explains how pelvic floor pace making works and what makes it so effective.
He also clarifies how the Continence Center here in Reno combines this technology with pelvic floor exercise therapies for the best results. Here’s what patients of Dr. Sasse share about their personal experiences with sacral neuromodulation for urinary and bowel incontinence.
We hope you’ll read the entire post on the Sixty & Me website, but if you’d like to learn more about sacral neuromodulation for yourself or a loved one, we’re happy to help. Contact the Sasse Surgical team today for more information about this effective option for incontinence.