If you suffer from urinary incontinence, you know the many ways this condition can disrupt your life. Maybe you’ve recently been diagnosed with incontinence or have been struggling with the issue for some time. Unfortunately, this isn’t something that is likely to go away on its own. Fortunately, incontinence can be effectively treated, and there is a new solution available that is non-invasive and pain-free.
Incontinence is a bothersome and pervasive condition
Urinary incontinence happens when you lose control of your bladder. While many people feel shame and embarrassment about this issue, it’s incredibly common. The Urology Care Foundation reports that millions of U.S. adults experience urinary incontinence, although it is much more pervasive in women than men.
The urine leakage and bladder control issues you experience are often uncontrollable and can negatively impact your life. Some of the side effects of living with incontinence include:
- It can affect your sleep — If you are struggling with incontinence, you might find nighttime challenging due to fears you will wet the bed or get up multiple times throughout the night to use the bathroom.
- It can disrupt your sex life — The shame and anxiety associated with incontinence can lower your confidence levels and affect intimacy with new or existing partners.
- It can impact your job — Depending on your occupation, taking time off to use the bathroom constantly may not be an option. This can negatively affect your work situation.
- It can make life stressful — Life, in general, can become stressful. Many people who deal with incontinence are forced to give up activities they love, change the type of clothes they wear, and limit time with loved ones.
A new, non-invasive solution to the age-old problem of incontinence
One of the most effective ways to treat and stop incontinence is to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles. A revolutionary new treatment is available to do this, called the EMSELLA® chair.
How EMSELLA® works
The EMSELLA chair is a non-invasive therapy that increases blood flow by stimulating the pelvic floor muscles. This stimulation strengthens those muscles and gives you more control over your bladder.
What to expect with EMSELLA
Every patient is different, so Connexus will create a treatment plan that is tailored to your exact needs. Typically, a treatment with EMSELLA only takes about 30 minutes, and you will be seen twice per week for around three weeks.
There is no pain with EMSELLA, although you might feel some pelvic floor muscle contractions and tingling during the process as those muscles are being stimulated and strengthened. You can resume normal activities immediately and may even experience improvement in your condition after just one or two sessions.
Find out if you’re a candidate for EMSELLA for incontinence
If you suffer from urinary incontinence and would like to explore a solution that could improve your quality of life, you may be an ideal candidate for EMSELLA. Dr. Terry formed Connexus Clinic in Mobile, AL, with the goal of helping patients restore connections with themselves, their bodies, and each other. Contact us to learn more about how EMSELLA can address your incontinence.