Electrical stimulation of the pelvic floor can be an effective therapy both for stress and urge incontinence. While urge incontinence is treated by short-term maximal stimulation, stress incontinence is usually treated by long-term stimulation of lower intensity.
Electrical stimulation creates similar results as Kegel exercises: the PFM contracts. Furthermore the sensation of the electrical stimulation causes the cognitive brain function to recognize which muscle group to address. The result of this sensation may be just as important as the contractions alone.
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