Significance of Axonics Sacral Nerve Modulation

Significance of Axonics Sacral Nerve Modulation

Introduction

A guideline-recommended therapy to help the patients regain regular control over their bowel and bladder is known as Sacral Neuromodulation therapy. It aims to help patients suffering from Urinary incontinence, overactive bladder issues, urinary retention, and bowel incontinence. The Axonics Sacral Neuromodulation System involves the sacral nerve stimulation system to deal with these issues. This therapy sends stimulation to the nerves that control your bowel and bladder and aims to help the brain to communicate with the bladder and bowel. As a result, the therapy leads to an improvement of the symptoms. If you are suffering from a similar issue, you can consult a urologist to discuss this therapy. Gousse Urology can help with Axonics Sacral Nerve Modulation.  Here, experienced urologists can help you in overcoming the problem related to urinary retention and incontinence.

Mechanism 

In this therapy, a pulse generator is implanted under the skin through surgery. The implanted stimulator is placed in the patient’s buttocks and comprises a lead wire that goes to the sacral nerve while passing between the hip bones. This stimulator delivers electrical pulses through this wire to the electrodes in the sacral nerve. The electrical pulses move from the spinal cord to the bladder for ensuring better control over the passing of urine.

Urinary and bowel incontinence affects many people’s lives, and these issues jeopardize the quality of living. Several treatments are suggested by the urologists, including medication and lifestyle changes, and exercises. However, in many cases, patients do not respond to these forms of treatment. People who fail to overcome bladder issues through lifestyle changes, pelvic floor exercises, or oral medications resort to the Axonics Sacral Nerve Modulation treatment. It is effective for attaining urinary control and for urine retention. It is crucial to dress these health issues, and if these are left untreated for a more extended period, these might cause severe health damage and hinder daily life activities.

The Axonics System comprises devices like the Small Neurostimulator Implant, Remote Control, and Charging System. The Small Neurostimulator Implant is a small implant that can be recharged and can remain functional and provide therapy for around fifteen years. This device is implanted in the body through a minor surgical procedure. Again the remote control is relatively easy to use. You can easily fit it in a keychain and continue the therapy privately and discreetly without affecting your quality of life and regular activities. It also indicates when you have to recharge it. Finally, the Wireless Charging System comes with a charging system that allows you to move while charging. You can easily place the charger over the site of the implant to ensure easy recharging. The charging procedure is quite simple as you need to recharge it only once a month for an hour for your therapy sessions. Thus this system ensures hassle-free therapy.

Benefits of Sacral Neuromodulation 

According to the urologists, this form of treatment enhances the patients’ quality of life, and the patients can regain control over their regular life activities. In addition, it boosts their confidence, and they need not isolate themselves to evade public humiliation. Although the effectiveness o the treatment varies in some patients’ cases, the majority of them have witnessed considerable change in their lives, and it has filled them with positivity. The success rate of this therapy makes it one of the most prominent options suggested by urologists.

The urologists believe that patients do not prefer medication and fear the side effects related to the medicines. Again the prolonged medication proves to be expensive. Instead, patients prefer an effective therapy that can fetch the desired results. Often patients do not respond to the regular medicines and lose hope. Thus, to help such patients and guarantee effective results, the doctors suggest this therapy with minimal side effects. Moreover, it is cost-effective and lasts longer.

Conclusion

However, specific tests are conducted on the patient to understand whether he would respond to the therapy. Only after confirmation of the test results the implants are made. If the patient does not respond to the test’s favorable response, he is discouraged from proceeding with this therapy. Again, those who can not operate the Axonics Sacral Nerve Modulation System and find it difficult should look for alternative ways to overcome their issues. It is advisable to consult a urologist to find out about the treatment options, and for this neuromodulation therapy, you must seek the advice of experts. Gousse Urology can help with Axonics Sacral Nerve Modulation and guide you in every step of this therapy for ensuring the best result.Learn more about Angelo E. Gousse, M.D.: A Haitian Academic Urologist, via this Haiti Open Magazine interview.