Bedwetting is extremely difficult for a child and parents to deal with for many reasons. Oftentimes children feel too embarrassed to have sleepovers with friends, you may have to resort to uncomfortable mattress covers and diapers may even have to be used.
Until the age of about four or five years old bedwetting is relatively common because many children that age still have poor bladder control at night. After that however, there may be an underlying cause that is causing the bedwetting. Many people choose to consult a chiropractor in Jacksonville to find out if their child can be helped. While we do not claim to treat bedwetting directly our doctors have helped many children resolve their bedwetting issue with safe non-invasive chiropractic care.
There are two primary muscles that help control the normal emptying of the bladder, their names are the detrusor and trigone muscles. These muscles are controlled by nerves that travel through your spinal cord and exit the spinal canal in the low back and sacrum.
Often what we see with children suffering from bladder control issues is that they have a misalignment in their low back or sacral area that is causing irritation to the nerves that control the bladder muscles. It makes sense that there may be a misalignment in this area if you really think about it because children fall on the sacrum literally thousands of times while learning how to stand and walk.
As chiropractors, our doctors are expertly trained to detect the sometimes-subtle misalignments. Once corrected the child’s nervous system can function at a higher level and we often see amazing improvement in bladder control and regulation.
Proven Results Through Research
There have been many published studies by The Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics that show the positive benefits of chiropractic care for bedwetting. Here is a summary from two of the research articles.
- A study of 46 children received chiropractic care for 10-weeks. 25% 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)
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Chiropractic is safe, natural and non-invasive. Let’s get your child into the office for an examination and find out if chiropractic care at Thrive Chiropractic Health Center can help your child. To do this call our amazing team today.