Since 2003, healthcare professionals have used the Urgent PC Neuromodulation System to treat overactive bladder and associated symptoms of urinary urgency, urinary frequency and urge incontinence. Talk to your clinician to learn more about these symptoms.
The Urgent PC system delivers a specific type of neuromodulation called percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation (PTNS). During treatment, a small, slim needle electrode is inserted near your ankle. The needle electrode is then connected to the battery-powered stimulator. During your 30-minute treatment, mild impulses from the stimulator travel through the needle electrode, along your leg and to the nerves in your pelvis that control bladder function.
You will receive an initial series of 12 treatments, typically scheduled about a week apart. After the initial 12 treatments, your clinician will work with you to determine a personal treatment plan to maintain your results with occasional treatments.
Because patients may experience the sensation of the Urgent PC therapy in different ways, it’s difficult to say what the treatment would feel like to you. However, treatment with Urgent PC is typically well-tolerated by patients. Urgent PC offers many different levels of stimulation, so your clinician will be able to adjust treatment to suit you as well as address any discomfort that you might experience during treatment.
Because Urgent PC gently modifies the signals to achieve bladder control, it usually takes about six treatments for symptoms to change. A majority of individuals using this type of neuromodulation experience significant improvement in their bladder control symptoms. It is important that you continue receiving treatments for the recommended 12 treatments before you and your clinician evaluate whether this therapy is an appropriate treatment for your symptoms.
Most common side-effects are temporary and minor resulting from the placement of the needle electrode. They include minor bleeding, mild pain and skin inflammation.