Chiropractic Care Can Reduce Instances of Bedwetting Among Children

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If your child is suffering from bedwetting, as a parent, you may feel your only hope is that they will eventually outgrow it. However, studies show that only about 15% of children will outgrow bedwetting without intervention. Simply waiting for your child to outgrow the issue may not be a viable option, especially because children often experience embarrassment or self-esteem issues related to bedwetting. Some children may seem to be fully potty trained and then suddenly regress, while others have wet the bed since birth and can’t seem to get a handle on night training. Bedwetting, or nocturnal enuresis, includes both these categories. There are several interventions that can help a child overcome bedwetting struggles, such as retraining the bladder to hold urine in while they sleep. But sometimes the issue may not be as much about muscle control as it is about spinal health.

How Can Spinal Health Affect Bedwetting?

The central nervous system is responsible for how each system in the body functions. The nerves that control the function of the excretory system are found in the spine, specifically the lumbar spine. This includes the urinary system as well, specifically the kidney, urethra, ureters, and bladder. If there is a misalignment of the spine, it will disrupt the communication between the spine and the bladder. Nerve interference that causes miscommunication will affect how the excretory system operates and could lead to increased instances of bedwetting at night. Thankfully, a Metairie chiropractor can remove spinal misalignments with gentle adjustments to the spine, improving spinal health and restoring proper function to the systems of the body. Surprisingly, most people suffering from nocturnal enuresis will experience significant improvement or even a complete resolution of bedwetting problems with just one visit to Dr. Jeff Vitenas at Enlightened Chiropractic.

Research Supports Chiropractic for Bedwetting Resolution

Many case studies done over the past several years have shown that chiropractic care is an effective method for helping those affected by bedwetting. Parents and children alike can know that there is a hope of resolution that isn’t simply just waiting for children to outgrow it. In one particular case study, a six-year-old boy with Autism also experienced bedwetting problems. After regular chiropractic visits, he no longer had any more problems with wetting the bed and also saw a drastic improvement in his Autism-related behaviors. Another case study focused on a 9-year-old boy who had trouble staying dry at night. After consistent chiropractic care, he was able to go two weeks without one accident, which was the longest period of time he had ever gone. Four months later, he experienced complete resolution of nighttime enuresis.

You don’t have to watch your children suffer the embarrassment or frustration of bedwetting any longer. Set up a consultation today with Dr. Jeff Vitenas of Enlightened Chiropractic to find out more about what chiropractic can do for you and your family.


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