Frequently Asked Questions

What will I feel during the PTNS treatment?
Patients may experience the sensation of PTNS therapy differently; however, most patients feel mild tingling where the needle electrode is inserted. PTNS offers many different levels of stimulation, so the specialist will be able to adjust the treatment as it progresses and address any discomfort.
How soon will I see results?
Immediate results vary from individual to individual, but studies show that results can be evident from the 7th treatment. However, it is important that the initial series of the recommended 12 treatments is completed before the specialist evaluates the effectiveness of the therapy. Individual patient expectations should be discussed with the specialist.
What are the risks associated with PTNS?
There is no conclusive list of risks associated with PTNS treatment, but some of the most common side-effects result from the placement of the needle electrode. They may include minor bleeding, mild pain and skin inflammation. In any case, studies show that the rate of side-effects is low.
Are there people who should not use PTNS?
  • Patients with pacemakers or implantable defibrillators
  • Patients prone to excessive bleeding
  • Patients with nerve damage that could impact either percutaneous tibial nerve or pelvic floor function
  • Patients who are pregnant or planning to become pregnant during the duration of the treatment
Where can I find the closest specialist who performs PTNS?

You can find a comprehensive list of specialists here. These specialists have been trained to provide the highest quality of treatment and have extensive experience in providing PTNS at their clinics.

Do I require a referral to see a specialist?
Yes. Before making an appointment with a specialist, please visit your GP to obtain a referral.
Is PTNS covered by healthcare insurance?

Healthcare cover varies from country to country. Coverage may also vary in the public and private system. Please ensure you contact your healthcare insurance provider before booking an appointment with a specialist.