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How Can Chiropractic Help with Bedwetting?

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Many parents, caregivers, and medical doctors believe that children will simply outgrow bedwetting. However, studies have shown that kids have only a 15% of outgrowing it without some sort of intervention. There are a number of suggestions you could likely find online as to how to best proceed with trying to stop your child from bedwetting. Especially if kids are younger, they sometimes need to retrain their bladders to hold in their urine while they sleep since they have never done that before. However, for older individuals who are physically capable of staying dry all night long, bedwetting may be less of an issue with muscle control and more of an issue that is rooted in the spine.

Spinal Subluxations Lead to Less Than Optimal Body Function

It may seem strange to hear that chiropractic care, which deals primarily with the spine, can help your child with bedwetting. But since all of the nerves in your body are connected to the spinal cord that runs through your spine, it makes sense that any misalignment of the spine will result in less than ideal function of various parts of your body. Bedwetting is no different.

Your entire excretory system is controlled with nerves that pass through your lumbar spine, or your lower back. When a vertebra is slightly off center or a little twisted in your lower back, you can experience a variety of excretory issues, including irritable bowel syndrome, urinary tract infections, and—you guessed it—bedwetting.

Nerve Interference = Dysfunction

Often times, bedwetting is simply a matter of dysfunction in the communication pathways between the brain and the excretory system. When interference in that pathway is removed, the brain can communicate more effectively and the excretory can receive a clear message about what to do and what not to do. Charlotte chiropractor Dr. Grant Lisetor can help you or your children with any bedwetting issues by giving you a specific, scientific chiropractic adjustment to promote optimal function in your entire body.

Research Proves Efficacy of Chiropractic Care for Bedwetting

Multiple case studies have been completed over the years to determine how effective chiropractic care is for helping individuals overcome bedwetting. The results have been very encouraging for those who are facing this physical and emotional struggle.

A six-year-old with Autism was also facing bedwetting, or nocturnal enuresis. After a series of assessments and adjustments by his chiropractor, the child experienced complete resolution of bedwetting, in addition to seeing a 70% improvement in his ASD.

Another child (age 9) saw a chiropractor for help in dealing with his bedwetting. At just the seventh visit, it was noted that he had been accident-free at night for two weeks, which was the longest period of time he had gone without an incident in his entire life. At his follow-up appointment at 4 months, he had continued resolution of nocturnal enuresis.

You don’t have to live with constant bedwetting and the physical and mental turmoil that come with it. Give the team at Greater Life Chiropractic a call and set up a consultation with Charlotte’s #1 pediatric chiropractor, Dr. Grant Lisetor.

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Alcantara, J., Weisberg, J.E. “Resolution of Nocturnal Enuresis and Vertebral Subluxation in a Pediatric Patient Undergoing Chiropractic Care: A Case Report & Review of the Literature.” Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health, 2010 Sept: 143-149.

Noriega, A., Chung, J., Brown, J. “Improvement in a 6 year-old Child with Autistic Spectrum Disorder and Nocturnal Enuresis under Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care.” Journal of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research, 2012 Jan: 1-8.

Van Poecke, A.J., Cunliffe, C. “Chiropractic Treatment for Primary Nocturnal Enuresis: A Case Series of 33 Consecutive Patients.” Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapies, 2009 Oct; 32(8): 675-681.



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