Chiropractic Care for Urinary Incontinence

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While not a topic that most people want to discuss, urinary incontinence is actually a very common problem across the U.S.  Incontinence is due to poor control of the urinary sphincter that leads to unpleasant leakage.  When urinary incontinence is mentioned, most people think it only affects older individuals.  However, men and women ages 30 and older have experienced problems of incontinence, although it does seem to affect women more than men. At whatever age incontinence begins to affect your life, Bentonville chiropractor Dr. Tom Niemela can provide relief from frustrating and inconvenient symptoms.

Causes of Incontinence

Incontinence may be due to a variety of factors.  Health issues such as diabetes, kidney disease, or prostate problems can lead to incontinence.  Additionally, incontinence can occur because of smoking habits or multiple pregnancies.  Regardless of the cause of your urinary incontinence, beginning care with a Bentonville chiropractor can make all the difference.

Chiropractic Care Is a Natural and Safe Method for Managing Incontinence

Initial methods for treating incontinence may be non-medicinal, such as bladder training or Kegel exercises.  Bladder training may include scheduled toilet trips, emptying the bladder completely by making two bathroom trips within a few minutes, or practicing delayed urination.  However, when these methods don’t work, many turn to medication to resolve urinary leakage.  Medication might not be the best solution as it often comes with a whole slew of side effects and doesn’t specifically address the root problem. Chiropractic care from Dr. Tom Niemela of Arbor Vitae Chiropractic has proven to be a safe and effective method for managing incontinence. 

How Chiropractic Can Help

Spinal misalignments, especially in the lower spine, can be a contributing factor to urinary incontinence.  Weakened urinary sphincter muscles can be directly related to subluxations of the spine, but a gentle adjustment from Bentonville chiropractor Dr. Tom Niemela will bring about optimal health and function to your entire body, including an improvement in incontinence issues.  Chiropractic is dedicated to improving body functions, including the bladder.  Removing misalignments will promote optimal health, decreasing instances of incontinence.  In fact, studies have been conducted to explore the effectiveness of chiropractic care.  Twenty-one people between the ages of 13 and 90 who participated in an incontinence study showed increased bladder control after chiropractic care, and half of them regained full control.  Additionally, another study of 13 individuals with frequent nightly bathroom trips received regular chiropractic care over an 8 week period.  After receiving regular adjustments, the nightly bathroom trips were reduced from waking up 4 times a night to just 1 time a night.  To find out more about how chiropractic can reduce incontinence, contact Dr. Tom Niemela of Arbor Vitae today and take back control of your bladder and your life.



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