I went in for my first Percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation (PTNS) appointment. It’s a needle that is inserted into the tibial nerve near your ankle that sends a mild impulse electrode current to stimulate the sacral nerves in low back. 🤔
I had sent my sisser this article from another place I found online that does the PTNS so she understood it better.
She was asking if it hurt and I said I don’t know but the animated girl on the site didn’t look like she was in any pain.
She said I should take picture like the girl so I did! 😂
The nurse thought we were hilarious and totally made sure it looked good. I’m taking care of my issues and working on my mindset at the same time! 💖 👏🏼
The nurse inserted the acupuncture like needle, hooked it up the stimulator, upped the numbers until I felt some sensation in my foot or ankle and set the time for 30 minutes. It felt like a little heartbeat was going off in my heel the whole time. ⚡️♥️
The Dr had said once a week for 6 weeks. The nurse said it may be once a week for 12 weeks and then possibly some maintenance visits after. Im fine with that as if it works and no pills that’s a win! 👏🏼