PTNS Treatments for Winter Snowbirds
Percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation (PTNS) is sometimes called a “social event” in our clinic. My older patients find it very engaging to come by once a week or, if they are receiving ongoing therapy, once a month, or when they feel the time is right based upon their symptom improvement. Their lives are planned around weather and winter.
This month some will start migrating south and I will be searching for clinics in Florida, Arizona, California and Texas to carry on PTNS treatments for my patients. If you live in those areas, no doubt you already endure the influx of the “snowbirds.” Every year when we start the treatments or get into winter maintenance for OAB patients, the worry is continuation of the treatment during their winter retreat.
Seamless Treatment For Snowbirds
If you are one of those lucky clinics located in the warm weather regions, take our calls, engage our patients and help manage them through your system without too much pain and aggravation. Here in the north we will be grateful, jealous and feeling secure that our patients will be treated and not come back in a state of desperation that their OAB symptoms have all returned.
The north truly thanks the south!
This blog post reflects the opinions and experience of Leslie Wooldridge, a long-standing user of the Urgent PC Neuromodulation System, and was produced under a paid consulting agreement with Cogentix Medical.
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