Neurological Incontinence: Causes and Symptoms

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Our central nervous system is responsible for regulating the lower urinary tract and the way we hold and expel urine in a coordinated, controlled manner. Neurological disorders like Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, ALS or dementia can affect the way the lower urinary tract is able to function. Therefore, it’s common that people with these disorders experience what is known as neurological incontinence or neuromuscular incontinence.

In a normal situation, the body’s nerves can tell you when your bladder is full and allows you to empty it based on the messages it’s receiving from your brain. However, having a neurological disorder or nerve damage due to injury causes an interference in these messages between the bladder and the brain, leading to neurological incontinence.


It’s vital that those with neurological or neuromuscular disorders manage their urinary incontinence. There is a much greater risk of complications like urinary tract infections or lost kidney function due to the abnormally high pressures within the bladder.

In general, there are few medical treatments that can help recover urinary function due to neurological or neuromuscular incontinence. A medical professional will assess and evaluate your situation through a series of tests to see exactly how your lower urinary tract is functioning, and can make recommendations for managing your incontinence from there. Treatment may include medications, exercises that can strengthen the pelvic floor muscles, or possibly even surgery.

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