Antispasmodic medication can prove to be extremely helpful in the treatment of many disorders, especially those affecting the nervous system and the musculature. When a very small dose is injected into a tight muscle, it blocks the junction between nerve and muscle and releases the tension in the muscle fibres.
Injection treatment with antispasmodic medication has proven as a successful treatment of bladder dysfunctions, including overactive bladder, with great success for around 10 years. The overactivity of the bladder muscles leads to an increased urge to urinate, frequent urination and possibly also the involuntary leakage of urine (urge incontinence). The injection treatment of the urinary bladder involves a small operation under local anaesthetic. First, the internal wall of the bladder is desensitised using a local anaesthetic. During a cystoscopy, the antispasmodic medication that has been dissolved in normal saline solution is then injected into the bladder wall from inside using a fine injection needle. The agent takes effect there after five to seven days, stabilising the overactive bladder muscle for up to twelve months. The injection may be repeated if the symptoms recur.