Transcript: Will PEMF  help decrease the pain associated with bladder spasms in an overactive bladder. The answer is yes. The answer to that question, again, becomes which magnetic system do you need? Because you have to reach deeper into the body, into the bladder. If this is the skin on the lower part of the abdomen and the bladder is back in here you’re talking about four or five inches. That means you need a higher intensity magnetic field to do adequate amounts of decreasing the spasms. So the question really becomes what’s the spasm from? Why does somebody have bladder spasms? That’s called urge incontinence. Urge incontinence is due to a number of different factors. Inflammation is one of them. The other factors are that the nerves become irritable. 

What happens in a bladder that’s overactive and has spasms – which can be painful – but the bladder that’s overactive is contracting too fast. So when you fill the bladder with urine then the muscles stretch.  The muscles stretch where they’re called stretch receptors, or stretch signals, in the bladder muscles.   Those stretch receptors that pass a signal up into the spinal cord, the sacral plexus, go up into the brain. So when that stretching happens, the bladder is telling the brain “I need to pee,” and the brain sends a signal down on another nerve pathway to the bladder saying “contract.” If the bladder is irritable and the muscles have gotten shorter and shorter and shorter over time, then that signal is sent off too soon and the bladder doesn’t fill itself very much. Now if both the nerves in the bladder and the muscles in the bladder are irritable, then it fires off more rapidly and then you can have spasms.

What the spasms are, basically, is your body trying to contract and you don’t want to urinate because you just went to the bathroom a few minutes ago, you’ll hold onto it and now it’s going to go into spasm and it’s going to cause pain. 

Unfortunately what you have to do is you have to allow the bladder to expand, and that takes time, because it took time to get to this place of being too small. The way you treat an overactive bladder is with magnetic field therapy. It’s very easy, and it works very, very well.

 Children who have an overactive bladder called enuresis – nighttime bedwetting- have the same problem. They have overactive bladders, and they also have a problem in the brain center that controls urination. The signal to urinate is immature and it fires too readily. It doesn’t take a lot of signals to fire off. So there could be a combination of things.  Many children grow into adulthood and continue to have enuresis or overactive bladder. That’s the more severe form of it. 

But men in their andropausal age, in the sixties and seventies, particularly in the 70s, and women postmenopausally have urge incontinence,  overactive bladder with a spasm. So you treat the front of the bladder, the front of the abdomen sitting on top of the pubic bone, and it’s putting the magnetic field into the bladder. And you also treat the sacrum because that’s where the nerve traffic for the bladder is going, so you can interrupt it at that level. And then you can treat the brain. So you can treat all three areas. What I would do is start with treatment to the front of the bladder, at least make the muscles less irritable and allow the muscles to gradually stretch so the bladder can fill more. And then if that doesn’t work, that you could add treatment to the back. You could do both,  treat the front first and treat the back second, and then if that doesn’t work you have to start treating the brain. And you may have to treat all three areas at the same treatment session. 

The best treatments for this are going to be higher intensity magnetic fields. And for that, the Pulse Harmonics and the Tesla Fit Plus are the two systems that I use the most. There is a little device called the Soto, which may or may not work because the paddle is too small, it doesn’t cover a big enough area. But that’s a place to start, and if that works for you, great.  If it doesn’t, then you need to go to a higher intensity system to give the magnetic field the ability to go deeper into the body and have a deeper action.  Therapy for overactive bladder is a process. It takes time. And the magnetic field therapy with overactive bladder can work well with the medications.  Some women are able to get off their medication after two to three months of using magnetic field therapy, which is good because there are side effects of the medications.