Biofeedback: A Successful Treatment for Incontinence

Biofeedback therapy is shown to be a very effective treatment option for men and women dealing with stress, urge and/or mixed incontinence. This type of therapy uses electronic sensing devices to detect electrical signals produced by pelvic floor muscles when they contract. These electrical signals are displayed on a computer screen so the patient sees the strength and duration of each contraction, giving instant feedback of their work and progress, and helping to make the connection between mind and muscle.

Studies have shown that incontinence is reduced more with biofeedback than with pelvic muscle exercises alone. According to an article written by Dr. Melissa Conrad Stoppler, studies have shown a 54% to 87% improvement in incontinence with the use of biofeedback. To read this article and learn more about incontinence and its treatments, click here.

 

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