Correct Fecal Incontinence Without Surgery with EMSELLA
Fecal loss is a disorder that has the potential to be debilitating and can lead to social isolation. It is estimated that as many as 15% of people experience fecal incontinence at some point in their lives. There are a number of potential causes for fecal incontinence, but there are also a number of treatment options available to help improve the condition and allow you to get back to living your life. EMSELLA is a non-invasive treatment option for fecal incontinence, offered at our office in Cincinnati, Ohio. This treatment is a fantastic new option for those suffering from fecal incontinence and are ready to make a change.
What is Fecal Incontinence?
Fecal incontinence, commonly referred to as anal or bowel incontinence, refers to the inability to control your flatus (gas) or bowel motions, allowing gas or feces to seep involuntarily from your rectum. Mild signs of the illness include leaking when passing gas, leaking during normal daily activities and physical activity, or having trouble getting to the restroom in time. It may also lead to a complete loss of bowel control in extreme circumstances.
Normal functioning of the rectum, anus, and nerve system are essential for bowel control, also known as continence. The external anal sphincter and internal anal sphincter are muscle groups in the rectal and anus walls that work together to keep feces in the rectus. Lack of bowel control can occur if any of these sphincter muscles is injured, traumatized, or weakened as a result of aging.
EMSELLA Non-Surgical Pelvic Floor Treatment for Fecal Incontinence
For pelvic floor rehabilitation, non-invasive devices like EMSELLA, which contracts your pelvic muscles for you, are used to passively stimulate the pelvic floor muscles. These treatments can help find and strengthen the pelvic floor muscles that cause both urinary incontinence from stress and bowel incontinence.
EMSELLA is a chair-based device that has been approved by the FDA. It uses high-intensity focused electromagnetic energy (HIFEM) to stimulate and contract your pelvic floor muscles without you having to do anything. This treatment takes 28 minutes and is done twice a week for three weeks. During your treatments, you stay fully dressed. During an EMSELLA fecal incontinence treatment, your muscles contract in the same way as if you did 11,000 Kegels in one comfortable appointment.
What is the EMSELLA Treatment for Fecal Incontinence Like?
The procedure for EMSELLA is very simple. EMSELLA is administered in our office and typically lasts around 30 minutes. To get the most out of your EMSELLA treatment, you should wear loose, comfortable clothing to your appointment, then sit in the chair without taking your clothes off.
EMSELLA causes no discomfort, and some patients report it actually feels pleasant! Throughout the EMSELLA treatment, you will feel a tingling or vibrating feeling. There is no downtime required following treatment.
The EMSELLA fecal incontinence treatment uses electromagnetic currents to directly stimulate the pelvic floor muscles and the anal sphincter, going above and beyond what can be consciously achieved through Kegel exercises or other forms of pelvic floor exercise. This significantly reduces the amount of time between the initial doctor visit and the recommendation of medical treatment, should it be necessary.
Why Choose EMSELLA Treatment for Fecal Incontinence?
The FDA has approved the EMSELLA machine for the treatment of fecal incontinence. The EMSELLA device makes an electromagnetic field that interacts with the human body’s tissues. Muscle and nerve tissue are the main types of tissue that are affected. Muscles contract, neuronal cells lose their charge, and the blood circulation system is affected by the interaction with the tissue. EMSELLA is used to treat fecal incontinence by strengthening the pelvic floor muscles.
EMSELLA also helps us treat all of our patients who have problems with movement and posture. If their incontinence goes away, that’s a bonus.
Conditions related to the pelvic floor are treated at our office with the EMSELLA chair and 10 visits over 4.5 weeks. Each visit includes 28 minutes in the EMSELLA chair, pelvic diaphragm breathing, and functional movement exercises for the hips, lower back, sacroiliac joints, lower abdominals, and oblique abdominals.
Who is a Candidate for EMSELLA Fecal Incontinence Treatments?
EMSELLA is a treatment that works very well and is safe for men and women of any age. If you have one or more of the following issues, you might be a good candidate:
- Leaking feces or urine because of coughing, sneezing, or being active
- Urge to go to the bathroom often and all of a sudden
- Problems with intimate relationships or sexual dysfunction
- Stress, lack of confidence or anxiety brought on by incontinence
When Will I See Fecal Incontinence Results from EMSELLA Treatments?
After your first EMSELLA session, you will notice changes right away. As your pelvic floor muscles get stronger during your six-session treatment plan, you will notice a big difference in how well you can control your bladder.
The best results happen two to four weeks after your sixth session and last from six to twelve months. You can do single EMSELLA sessions after your last session to keep the effects at their best.
Are EMSELLA Results Permanent?
After six treatments, the effects of EMSELLA should be at their peak and persist for six to twelve months. You may keep the benefits of your treatment going strong with occasional “boost” sessions or by keeping up with your pelvic floor strength training at home.
Do I Need to Take My Clothes Off for My EMSELLA Treatment?
Throughout your EMSELLA sessions, you will remain completely dressed. Wear loose, comfortable clothes without any jewelry or belts made of metal. All piercings in the treatment region, as well as any watches or other metal jewelry, must be removed.
How Much Do EMSELLA Treatments Cost?
The cost of your EMSELLA treatment can vary depending on the number of treatment sessions needed to accomplish ideal results. Your cost will be discussed with you during your initial consultation with us in office.
Schedule Your EMSELLA Treatment for Fecal Incontinence Appointment Today
EMSELLA treatment for fecal incontinence may be ideal for men and women who suffer from weak pelvic floor issues. Contact The Dermatology, Laser & Vein Center today to find out more about EMSELLA and whether it’s right for you. Contact us today to change your life forever!