Chiropractic for Bedwetting

Bedwetting is traumatic for most children who experience it. They avoid sleepovers, have to use plastic mattress covers. Feeling constantly frustrated, feeling unable to fit in. 

Most children experience poor bladder control up to the age of four or five. But after that, the inability to control bladder at night may be a sign of an underlying issue. Countless children have been helped with their bedwetting by the safe and natural treatment from chiropractic.

Bladder Physiology

There are two key muscles involved in bladder control. Their technical names are the detrusor and trigone muscles. The nerves that exit the spinal column in the lower back and sacrum control these muscles.

During the early stages of life, the sacrum has five separate segments. Later, these segments fuse together to form the triangular shaped bone that sits at the base of an adult spine. If these segments become misaligned (subluxated) while learning to walk, ride a bike, falling etc. they may compromise the nerves that are responsible for bladder function.

During a chiropractic examination, we look for these misalignments in your child's spine. We then adjust these misalignments through a safe and natural adjustment, to restore nervous system control and regulation to the bladder.

Research shows...

The Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics document many studies showing the positive benefits of chiropractic care.

  • A study of 46 children received chiropractic care for a 10-week period. A quarter of those receiving chiropractic care had 50% or more reduction in the wet night frequency, while none among the control group saw a reduction. (JMPT 1994 (Nov-Dec);17 (9): 596-600)
  • Children with a history of persistent bed-wetting received eight chiropractic adjustments. Number of wet nights fell from seven per week to four. (JMPT 1991 (Feb);14 (2): 110-115)
  • The lumbar spine of an eight-year-old male bed wetter was adjusted once and at a one-month follow-up. There was a complete resolution of enuresis. “This happened in a manner that could not be attributed to time or placebo effect.” (JMPT 1994 (Jun);17 (5): 335-338)

Will Chiropractic Care Help with Bedwetting?

Because chiropractic care does not directly treat bedwetting, a thorough examination is necessary. If bedwetting is caused by nerve interference from the spine, your child may see great results from chiropractic care. The best way to see if we can help it so schedule an appointment. We approach these cases with sensitivity and compassion. Your son or daughter will appreciate and understand our explanations.

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