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Bedwetting

Girls having a sleep over

Lack of bladder control can cause shame, guilt and impaired social skills.

Bedwetting takes a tremendous toll on children. Embarrassment. Alarms. No sleepovers. Plastic mattress covers. Frustration. Unable to fit in.

Up to the age of four or five, most children have poor bladder control at night. But after that, the inability to stay dry at night may be a sign of an underlying problem. Chiropractic is not a treatment for bedwetting (nocturnal enuresis), but countless children have been helped with safe and natural chiropractic care.

Why? The Chiropractic Approach

The urinary bladder, like everything else in your child’s body, is controlled and coordinated by the nervous system. If there is interference between your child’s brain and your child’s bladder, there may very well be control problems. This interference occurs in the spine. It is called Vertebral Subluxation Complex (VSC). We correct VSC with gentle, specific, scientific chiropractic adjustments, allowing health and healing. It’s as simple as that!

Published Reports

Journal of Manipulative and Physiological TherapeuticsThe 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)

Boy sleeping peacefully

What to do?

Our office is very kid-friendly. Kids’ play table, coloring books, toys, and our “Mikey the Turtle” kids’ adjusting table. When siblings come, they often fight over who’s going to be first to get adjusted.

Give me a call at 460-6527, and I will be happy to answer any of your questions. I have had some very serious lower spine problems, myself, from childhood. So this was my problem, also. I understand. I will help your child.