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How do problems of the nervous system contribute to overactive bladder?

The central nervous system (brain and spinal cord) controls how the bladder works. This system works closely with the bladder, urethra, and pelvic floor muscles. Disorders of the nervous system can interfere with the natural reflex pathway controlling the bladder. These disorders include spinal cord injuries, stroke, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease. However, studies show that most people with bladder control issues have no nervous system problems.

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