How InterStim Therapy Works


The sacral nerves, located near your tailbone, help control the bladder and the bowel. If these nerves don’t communicate correctly with the brain, the bladder and/or the bowel does not function properly.

InterStim Therapy consists of a small device that is implanted which stimulates these nerves so that they communicate with the brain for increased control of the bladder and the bowel. Neurostimulation is a reversible treatment that can be discontinued at any time by turning off or removing the device.

Neurostimulation may help you resume normal activities -- and help you avoid frustrating experiences associated with bladder and bowel control issues such as overactive bladder and fecal incontinence.



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