Internal Electrical Stimulation

Internal Electrical StimulationPatients trying to heal from pelvic pain or dysfunction, urinary or fecal incontinence, or bladder urgency/frequency may benefit from the use of internal electrical stimulation applied transvaginally or transrectally. Using a vaginal or rectal probe, the stimulation is directed to the pelvic floor muscles and surrounding tissues which may be the source of pain due to spasm, trigger points, tender points, or swelling. The electrical stimulation can be placed on different settings to be used to reduce muscle spasm, block nerve pain signals, reduce swelling, and for muscle re-education. Internal electrical stimulation has been found to be effective in treating pelvic floor muscle dysfunction, interstitial cystitis, vulvodynia, incontinence, chronic pelvic pain syndrome, and erectile dysfunction . Use of this device after childbirth can expedite improved pelvic floor muscle function especially after an episiotomy. Your expert therapist will discuss the benefits of this device during your rehabilitation process. Many times it is recommended that the patient also use this device at home for faster recovery once properly trained by your therapist.