Status of Tibial Nerve Stimulation for Overactive Bladder

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Abstract

Overactive bladder is a significant health problem for individuals of all ages. Posterior tibial nerve stimulation for overactive bladder is not a new concept, but providers and some third party payers have been slow to embrace it. Until recently, lack of level 1 evidence had raised questions as to its efficacy and duration of benefit. Level 1 evidence now exists to support its use for the treatment of overactive bladder. However, questions remain as to the durability of the benefit. It is likely that chronic maintenance therapy will be necessary in most cases. Emerging evidence may expand the indications for posterior tibial nerve stimulation to include multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, childhood voiding dysfunction, fecal incontinence, interstitial cystitis, and chronic prostatitis. New methods for stimulating this nerve without needles may someday replace current techniques.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)59-65
Number of pages7
JournalCurrent Bladder Dysfunction Reports
Volume7
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012

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Overactive Urinary Bladder
Tibial Nerve
Medical problems
Needles
Durability
Health Insurance Reimbursement
Interstitial Cystitis
Prostatitis
Fecal Incontinence
Multiple Sclerosis
Parkinson Disease
Health
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Interstitial cystitis
  • Magnetic stimulation
  • Neuromodulator
  • Neurostimulation
  • Overactive bladder
  • Painful bladder syndrome
  • Percutaneous nerve stimulation
  • Peripheral nerve stimulation
  • Posterior tibial nerve stimulation
  • Prostatitis
  • Sacral nerve stimulation
  • Sacral neuromodulation
  • Urinary frequency
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Urinary urgency
  • Urination
  • Urination disorders

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology

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