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What is NeoControl® Pelvic Floor Therapy System?

The NeoControl Pelvic Floor Therapy System (NeoControl) is an effective, painless and non-invasive method for treating urinary incontinence.

Is NeoControl an approved treatment for urinary incontinence?

NeoControl was cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in June of 1998 for the treatment of stress, urge and mixed urinary incontinence in women.

What technology does NeoControl rely on?

NeoControl utilizes Extracorporeal Magnetic Innervation (ExMI) technology.

What is ExMI?

ExMI is based on the classic principle of magnetic induction. In August of 1831, Michael Faraday demonstrated that electric currents could be induced in a conducting medium by the application of a time-varying magnetic field. ExMI technology is a highly-refined application of this basic principle, designed to help physicians manage the complex medical problem of urinary incontinence.

Simply put, ExMI technology induces a nerve impulse in the pelvic floor area causing, which causes contractions of the pelvic floor and sphincter muscles.

How does NeoControl work?

NeoControl employs powerful pulsing magnetic fields to stimulate nerve activity in the pelvic floor, which in turn exercises the muscles that control bladder function, improving strength and endurance and increasing circulation. Patients undergo a painless, non-invasive 20-minute treatment twice a week for approximately eight weeks. While sitting in a comfortable chair, the patient will feel her muscles tighten and relax as they are exercised according to a physician's prescription.

What does NeoControl look like?

NeoControl consists of two main components - the Control Unit and the Treatment Chair. The Control Unit includes the operator interface, basic system control and pulse generation. The Control Unit on a base next to the Treatment Chair. Which resembles a simple armchair and houses the magnetic therapy head. This part of the unit generates the magnetic fields and facilitates proper patient positioning.

How long does it take to achieve results with NeoControl?

Results vary from patient to patient; however, in most cases, a patient will see improvements after undergoing a 20-minute treatment twice a week for eight weeks.

What are the success rates of patients treated with NeoControl?

Data from clinical studies at the Cleveland Clinic and sites in Chicago, Philadelphia and Orlando indicate that 50 percent of women who completed six weeks of NeoControl therapy reported being "completely dry" and an additional 30 percent reported "significant improvement" in their conditions.

How many patients have been treated with NeoControl?

More than 200,000 NeoControl treatments had been delivered to patients suffering from incontinence worldwide.

What does a NeoControl treatment feel like?

While sitting in a comfortable chair, the patient will feel her muscles tighten and relax as they are exercised according to a physician's prescription. The patient may feel a small vibration or tapping. In some cases, her muscles may feel tender afterward, but only for a short time.

Does NeoControl work for all types of incontinence?

NeoControl has been cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treating stress, urge and mixed urinary incontinence in women. It is not designed to treat overflow incontinence. Patients should consult their doctors to determine if NeoControl is appropriate for them.

Is NeoControl a permanent cure for incontinence?

Long-term follow-up is required to determine if NeoControl permanently cures incontinence. However, early long-term results from a clinical trial have shown that a majority of patients are still satisfied with their results 18 months after treatment.

How much do NeoControl treatments cost?

NeoControl treatment costs are determined by the individual doctors who prescribe the therapy for their patients.

Are NeoControl treatments covered by insurance?

A number of managed care plans have covered NeoControl Pelvic Floor Therapy on a case basis. Neotonus and respected industry consultants are working together in a concerted effort to educate payers and gain universal reimbursement for NeoControl (ExMI) treatments. Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield of New York has included magnetic stimulation in its policy update.

How can I learn more about NeoControl?

For more information about NeoControl, call 1-877-636-2668.

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