Normal voiding—or going to the bathroom—is a process that requires coordination between many parts of your neurologic system, which includes your brain and your spine. If your brain, bladder, and pelvic muscles can't communicate with each other, you may experience incontinence.
What neurologic conditions cause urinary issues?
There are many neurological illnesses that can impact your urinary system. These include, but are not limited to:
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS
- Parkinson's disease
- spinal cord injuries
- traumatic brain injury
What are the symptoms of neurogenic bladder?
If you have a neurological issue that impacts your urinary system, you may experience:
- overactive or underactive bladder
- urge urinary incontinence
- inability to completely empty the bladder
Are there treatment options? Do I need to see a doctor?
Yes! Symptoms related to neurogenic bladder can be managed, and it is important that you work with a doctor to avoid serious complications.
At Middlesex Health, we have an entire program dedicated to managing pelvic health related to neurological conditions, so that you can achieve the best possible quality of life.