Using Neuromodulation for the Abdomen, Pelvis and Genitourinary Systems

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Saturday, January 15

While most of the diagnoses for which we utilize neuromodulation are back and extremity pain, there is a growing interest in using neuromodulation for other body parts, namely the abdomen, pelvis and the GU system. There is a growing body of evidence which shows that some of the newer stimulation modalities may be able to successfully target these regions and provide efficacious treatment. This panel will illustrate the evidence that supports using neuromodulation in these body parts as well as providing a step-by-step 'how to' that will allow the audience to employ these techniques on their own patients insofar as which stimulation modalities may work better, where the leads should be placed and how they should be programmed to successfully target/treat each of these regions.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Review the evidence that supports the use of neuromodulation for the abdomen, pelvis and GU systems
  • Describe where the leads should be placed for each of these regions and which stimulation modalities can be used
  • Understand how the stimulation should be programmed during the trial and at the implant
  • Review patient selection and which pathologies would respond better than others.