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A number of clinical research studies demonstrate that chiropractic care can help with bedwetting by removing any irritation that may be affecting the nerves that control bladder function.

Bedwetting is stressful for everyone involved. Lack of bladder control can cause embarrassment, shame, and interfere with normal social development. All of the causes of bed-wetting are not fully understood. There are children whose bladders are underdeveloped for their age and who have difficulty recognizing when their bladder is full. This is much more common in children under four years of age.

A Natural Approach to Managing Bedwetting

Bedwetting is a concern for millions of children. An estimated 15% of children over five suffer from nighttime enuresis. Conventional treatment includes prescription medication, limiting fluids, use of pull-ups and even nighttime wetness alarms. The Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics suggests a little-known and potentially very effective treatment--chiropractic care.  In a 2005 research study, 25% of the 171 children treated with chiropractic care reduced their number of wet nights by half without any other intervention.


How Does Chiropractic Care Treat Bedwetting?

Chiropractic can encourage the nerves that affect a child's control of the urinary system to function optimally. Adjustments to the spine can remove irritation that may be affecting these nerves, allowing the nerves and the bladder to function properly.

The nerves that control bladder function exit an area of the spine called the Sacrum. In adults, the sacrum is one large fused bone that is very resistant to injury. However, during childhood, the sacrum is separated into five individual segments. If these segments become misaligned due to a fall or other type of trauma, they can compromise the nerves that are responsible for bladder function.


While chiropractic is not typically a treatment for bedwetting, countless children have been helped by being adjusted. In fact, a number of clinical research studies have demonstrated that chiropractic care can help many children suffering from bedwetting. Contact us today!

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