Bedwetting and Chiropractic CareChiropractic care is not a treatment for bedwetting (nocturnal enuresis). However, thousands of children have seen improvements or resolution of bedwetting while under regular pediatric chiropractic care.

Why does bedwetting occur?

Although bedwetting can occur for a variety of reasons, there may be an underlying structural issue as to why your child has poor bladder control.

There are two muscles that control the emptying of the bladder; the detrusor and trigone muscles. The nerves that innervate these muscles exit the spine in the back and tailbone (sacrum) areas.

As a child, the tailbone has five individual segments. During your 20’s, these individual segments fuse together to form the triangular shaped bone (sacrum) that rests at the base of your spine. These individual segments easily misalign when learning to crawl, walk, or ride a bike, and can place stress onto the nerves responsible for bladder control.

Chiropractic adjustments re-align these individual segments and take stress off the nerves that innervate the bladder. When these misalignments (subluxations) are corrected with gentle pediatric adjustments, nerve control and regulation of the bladder are often restored!

Chiropractic Research

Research in The Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics documented 46 children who sought chiropractic care for nocturnal enuresis. After a 10 week period, 25% of the children who received chiropractic care showed a 50% or more reduction in bedwetting frequency. Whereas, the control group (who did NOT receive chiropractic care), did not see any reduction in bedwetting incidences.

Find Out More

Many children see a resolution or reduction of bedwetting incidences with regular pediatric chiropractic care. If your child suffers with bedwetting, please contact our practice to see if we can help!