Sacral Nerve Testing

Screening for Sacral Nerve Dysfunction this device has proven to be a very valuable tool in several specialty practices such as, Urology, OB/Gyn and Urogynaecology as well as others. We can measure the latency of the brain to lower muscle contraction through the Sacral Nerve. As well as detect left side or right related abnormalities. This helps to determine the appropriate treatment protocol for those patients suffering from some form of incontinence or overactive bladder.

Bulbocavernosus Reflex

The bulbocavernosus reflex (BCR) is a physiological reflex that involves the contraction of the bulbocavernosus muscle in response to stimulation of the perineum or the glans penis in males. It is named after the bulbocavernosus muscle, which is located in the pelvic floor and surrounds the base of the penis in males or the base of the clitoris in females.

The BCR is a reflex arc that involves the sensory nerves, spinal cord, and motor nerves. When the perineum or glans penis is stimulated, sensory nerve endings in the area send signals to the spinal cord. The spinal cord then relays the signals to the motor nerves that innervate the bulbocavernosus muscle, causing it to contract.

The bulbocavernosus muscle contraction serves several purposes. In males, it helps to compress the deep dorsal vein of the penis, which reduces blood outflow from the penis and helps to maintain an erection. In females, the contraction of the bulbocavernosus muscle contributes to vaginal tightening during sexual arousal and may enhance sexual pleasure.

Sacral Nerve Testing

Move one step closer to identifying if sacral nerve damage is associated with your patients symptoms.

The bulbocavernosus reflex can be evaluated by a healthcare professional during a physical examination. It is commonly assessed in cases of suspected neurologic dysfunction, such as spinal cord injury or certain neurological disorders. Changes in the BCR response can provide insights into the integrity of the nerve pathways involved in the reflex.

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