Sacral nerve stimulation

What is Sacral nerve stimulation?

Sacral nerve stimulation, also termed sacral neuromodulation, typically involves the implantation of a programmable stimulator subcutaneously which delivers low amplitude electrical stimulation via a lead to the sacral nerve, usually accessed via the S3 foramen. Sacral nerve stimulation is also under investigation as treatment for a host of other conditions; which may include constipation brought on by nerve damage due to surgical procedures.

Questions and answers on "Sacral nerve stimulation"

I went to er and xray was done which said severe constipation.i took the prescribed meds,sorbitol,laxative,mineral oil and had bowel movement in...

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Colonoscopy required

Detailed Answer:
Hi and welcome.
Such extreme constipation in this age is not common,especially after multiple...

Read Full Thread   Ask a Doctor Now

I have been experiencing anal leakage for about 2 months. I have to keep some rolled-up tissue next to my anis to absorb it. I had a sigmoidoscopy...

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Sphincter weakness.

Detailed Answer:
Hi, Thanks for writing to us,

I went through your query and understood your concerns.

When you...

Read Full Thread   Ask a Doctor Now

What can you do to prevent or heal a leaky butt.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Depends on the duration

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thanks for your query.

The treatment modality for fecal incontinence depends on the...

Read Full Thread   Ask a Doctor Now

Health resources related to Sacral nerve stimulation

Recent questions on Sacral nerve stimulation


Ask Question
Doctor Image
MD

Hi, I am Dr. Andrew Rynne (Family Physician). I will be guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

Related Treatment/Therapy
Related Procedures
Related Medical Topics