Many patients with neurologic conditions that affect the brain, spinal cord or peripheral nerves experience issues with their bladder. Since the bladder control center is located in the brain, brain conditions such as tumors, stroke, hydrocephalus, dementia and Parkinson’s can all affect a patient’s voiding. The signals from the brain control center travel down the spinal cord to reach the bladder. Conditions that affect the spinal cord including traumatic injury, herniated discs, spinal stenosis and laminectomy surgery can also affect the bladder. Lastly the peripheral nerves carry the final signal to the bladder muscle. Pelvic surgery or diabetes can affect the peripheral nerves and inhibit normal voiding.
Using our expertise at Urological Surgical Associates, a division of Premier Urology Group, we can accurately diagnose how your neurologic condition may be affecting your voiding. We have state of the art urodynamics that help distinguish the extent of the problem and provide individual patient tailored treatment.