Sacral Neuromodulation: Treating Overactive Bladder Conditions

Sacral Neuromodulation is a guideline-recommended outpatient therapy that restores normal control of the bladder and bowel. Sacral Neuromodulation is indicated as a treatment option for patients to manage overactive bladder (OAB) conditions, including urinary retention and incontinence. Sacral Neuromodulation is typically used for patients who cannot tolerate the side effects of medication treatments. Axonics® Sacral Neuromodulation Therapy provides gentle stimulation to the nerves that control the bladder and bowel. The stimulation can restore normal communication between the brain and the bladder and bowel, which can result in an improvement of your symptoms.

How Axonics® Sacral Neuromodulation Therapy Works:

While medications work to target the muscle, Axonic Sacral Neuromodulation targets a patient’s nerves. Axonic helps the nerves from the bladder muscle send improved messages to the brain. Axonic delivers electrical impulses to the nerves traveling through the sacrum (tailbone) that controls bowel and bladder function.

The Axonics System:

Small Neurostimulator Implant

  • Small, rechargeable implant to provide therapy for at least 15 years
  • Placed through a minimally invasive outpatient procedure

Remote Control

  • Recharge-free Remote Control that is small and easy to use
  • Fits on a key chain so therapy can be discreetly managed
  • Indicates when it is time to recharge

Charging System

  • Wireless Charging System allows for mobility while charging
  • Place charger over implant site for easy recharging
  • A simple charging experience only needing to recharge once a month for an hour or less, at typical therapy settings.

Clinically Proven Axonics Sacral Neuromodulation Therapy Results:

93% of treated patients achieved clinically significant improvements at 2-year. 94% of patients were satisfied with their therapy

If you have any questions regarding Sacral Neuromodulation, or if you think it may be right for you, our team of professionals are available to answer any questions to help you make an informed decision. We at Western Michigan Urological Associates want to work with you to find the best option for you and your family. Ask Your Primary Care Provider for a Referral.