WHAT IS PTNS TREATMENT?
PTNS is a form of neuromodulation which can be used with, or as an alternative to other treatments such as fluid modification, bladder retraining, and anticholinergic medication. Treatment targets the tibial nerve in the ankle and modifies the nerve impulses sent to the bladder which contribute to the development of urgency. A small acupuncture needle is inserted into the ankle near the tibial nerve and is then connected to a stimulator device.
The results of this study provide strong scientific evidence that the therapeutic effect of PTNS is due to the stimulation of the nerve and is not due to a placebo effect.