PTNS is a newer treatment for those dealing with overactive bladder symptoms, and many patients are having great success with this procedure.
This treatment is done in our office and is virtually pain-free! PTNS is designed to stimulate the nerves responsible for bladder control using a nerve in your lower leg (the tibial nerve).
During the treatment, a small, slim needle electrode is inserted near you tibial nerve and connected to a battery-powered stimulator. The impulses travel to the tibial nerve and then to the sacral nerve (which controls bladder function).
Each treatment lasts approximately 30 minutes and patients typically receive 12 treatments (one week apart). After that first 12 weeks, your provider will evaluate your response to treatment and determine if additional treatments are necessary.