Chiropractic Care Is a Natural and Safe Way to Address Bedwetting

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Bedwetting among children is a common occurrence, especially as children are learning to potty train.  As some children get older, they still seem to struggle with wetting the bed.  For older children who struggle with bedwetting, or nocturnal enuresis, the situation can be embarrassing.  Children may choose to avoid slumber parties or overnight events of any kind for fear of wetting the bed.  Parents and children alike can experience emotional and mental frustration with bedwetting.  Out of desperation, many parents consult their family physician who will recommend some methods for addressing problems of nocturnal enuresis.  What these parents might not realize is that bedwetting could actually be an issue that is rooted in the spine.  If this is the case, then a consultation with a Bentonville chiropractor may be the best option for helping your child.

What Causes Nocturnal Enuresis?

Most parents don’t understand why it is that their older children can’t seem to control their bladder at night.  The fact is that our spine houses the nerves that are responsible for how the body functions.  A spinal subluxation, or misalignment of the spine that is twisted or out of place, can disrupt nerve communication and lead to dysfunction or poor health within the body.  The entire excretory system is controlled by nerves in the lumbar spine.  If any vertebra in this lower part of the spine is out of place, it can affect the bowel system and urinary system, thus causing nocturnal enuresis in children.  Gentle adjustments from Bentonville chiropractor Dr. Tom Niemela are a safe and natural way to remove misalignments to reduce instances of bedwetting at night.

Proof that Chiropractic Works

Many case studies have been conducted to show the efficiency of chiropractic care in addressing problems of bedwetting.  In one case study, a six-year-old boy with Autism had frequent bouts of nocturnal enuresis.  Upon examination, it was found that he did indeed have spinal misalignments.  With regular chiropractic care, he experienced a complete resolution of nocturnal enuresis as well as a 70% improvement of ASD.  Another case study of a 9-year-old dealing with bedwetting was resolved with chiropractic.  After just 7 visits, he reported being accident-free for over two weeks, the longest he had ever gone without an accident at night.  Four months later, his parents reported a complete resolution of nighttime bedwetting.  Know that there is hope for children affected by nocturnal enuresis with chiropractic care.  Dr. Tom Niemela of Arbor Vitae Chiropractic is an experienced pediatric chiropractor who can help.

Next Steps

If your child is tired of bedwetting holding them back from spending time with family and friends, then turn to Bentonville chiropractor Dr. Niemela for relief.  Not only can chiropractic relieve bedwetting symptoms, but it also improves overall health and wellness.  To find out more about the benefits of chiropractic care, contact the Arbor Vitae Chiropractic today.



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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.