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Dr. Amber Bocknek

EMSELLA FOR MEN

Do you stuggle with Erectile Dysfunction (ED), urinary/stool incontinence or pelvic pain? 

Let’s talk about Emsella.

Emsella is a non-invasive and innovative medical treatment designed to address issues related to pelvic floor muscles, particularly in the context of urinary incontinence. This breakthrough therapy utilizes High-Intensity Focused Electromagnetic (HIFEM) technology to stimulate and strengthen the pelvic floor muscles, promoting improved muscle tone and function.

Pelvic floor muscles play a crucial role in bladder and bowel control, as well as in sexual function. Here are some ways in which Emsella can be relevant for men:

  1. Urinary Incontinence in Men: Emsella can be used to address urinary incontinence in men, particularly stress incontinence. Stress incontinence in men may result from factors such as prostate surgery (prostatectomy) or other conditions that impact the pelvic floor muscles. Emsella's ability to strengthen these muscles can contribute to improved bladder control.
  2. Erectile Dysfunction (ED) and Sexual Function: The pelvic floor muscles also play a role in sexual function, including maintaining erections. Strengthening these muscles through Emsella may have a positive impact on erectile function and overall sexual health in men.
  3. Pelvic Pain and Discomfort: Men who experience pelvic pain or discomfort, which may be related to pelvic floor dysfunction, may find relief with Emsella. By improving the tone and strength of the pelvic floor muscles, Emsella may contribute to reducing pelvic pain symptoms.

It's important to note that the effectiveness of Emsella for men may vary depending on the specific condition and its underlying causes. As with any medical treatment, individuals considering Emsella should undergo a thorough evaluation by a healthcare professional to determine the most appropriate course of action based on their individual health and medical history.

Before undergoing Emsella or any pelvic floor treatment, men should discuss their symptoms and concerns with a qualified healthcare provider who can provide personalized advice and recommendations. The healthcare provider can assess whether Emsella is a suitable option and can discuss any potential contraindications or considerations based on the individual's health profile.

What is a treatment like?

During an Emsella treatment session, the patient is comfortably seated on a specialized chair that emits electromagnetic waves. These waves penetrate the pelvic floor muscles, causing rapid contractions and contractions that are similar to performing thousands of Kegel exercises in a short amount of time. The intensity and frequency of the electromagnetic pulses are carefully controlled by the healthcare professional administering the treatment, ensuring a customized and comfortable experience for the patient.

Emsella is particularly beneficial for individuals experiencing urinary incontinence, including both stress and urge incontinence. Stress incontinence typically occurs during activities such as coughing, laughing, or exercising, while urge incontinence is characterized by a sudden and strong need to urinate. By strengthening the pelvic floor muscles, Emsella aims to improve bladder control, reduce urinary leakage, and enhance overall quality of life for individuals affected by these conditions.

One of the key advantages of Emsella is its non-invasive nature, eliminating the need for surgery or pharmaceutical interventions. The treatment is relatively quick, typically lasting around 30 minutes per session, and requires no downtime. Many individuals report noticeable improvements after a series of sessions, although the specific number of treatments may vary depending on the severity of the condition and the individual's response to the therapy.

Overall, Emsella offers a promising solution for individuals seeking a non-surgical and effective approach to address pelvic floor issues and improve urinary continence. It is essential for potential candidates to consult with a qualified healthcare professional to determine if Emsella is the right option for their specific needs and medical history.

  • Health Canada approved
      • Fully dressed procedure
      • Just come and go – no preparation
      • Not invasive
      • Studies show 75% reduction in incontinence products needed after
      • Studies show 95% patient satisfaction rates
      • Drug/Hormone free (but works with your other treatments

 

Who might not be a candidate for treatment?

While Emsella is generally considered a safe and well-tolerated treatment for many individuals, there are certain contraindications and considerations that healthcare professionals take into account when determining the appropriateness of the treatment for a specific patient. Contraindications are factors or conditions that suggest a particular treatment may not be suitable for an individual. Here are some common contraindications to Emsella treatment:

  1. Metal Implants and Implanted devices: Patients with metal implants, such as pacemakers or other implanted devices, may be contraindicated for Emsella treatment. The electromagnetic pulses generated during the procedure could potentially interfere with the functioning of these devices.  Also, metal implants such as a lumbar sacral spine fusion/screws/cage, pelvic wires/screws and a hip replacement or screw would make a person ineligible (contraindicated) for treatment
  2. Certain Neurological Conditions: Individuals with certain neurological conditions, such as epilepsy or multiple sclerosis, may need careful consideration before undergoing Emsella treatment. The electromagnetic pulses could potentially affect individuals with certain neurological sensitivities.
  3. Recent Pelvic Surgery: Patients who have undergone recent pelvic surgery may need to wait for an appropriate healing period before considering Emsella treatment. It's essential to consult with a healthcare professional to assess individual circumstances.  If you have had a recent prostatectomy, TURP, colon resection, we would want you to discuss your healing/fitness for the procedure with your specialist before undergoing treatments

It's crucial for individuals interested in Emsella treatment to undergo a thorough evaluation by a qualified healthcare provider to determine whether the procedure is suitable for them.   Dr Amber Bocknek will review your history with you, and if there are medical history issues of concern, she will fully investigate them with you and your specialist before treatment to ensure your fitness to procede.

At a glance

Downtime

None

Procedure length

30 minutes

Discomfort

None

Session protocol

2 sessions weekly x 4 weeks

Maintenance

Single session every 3-4 months