Bedwetting – Is your child aged 4 years or older and still wetting the bed?

If so this is not normal, chiropractic treatment may help

Few parents realise that bedwetting past the age of 4-5 years old can impact greatly of a child self esteem, causing feeling of shame, guilt, embarrassment and impaired social skills. Especially when the child starts having sleepovers away from home with friends or family.

At Chiropractic Dubai our doctors know that a child’s inability to stay dry at night may be a sign of an underlying problem. We approach these cases with sensitivity and compassion. While chiropractic is not a treatment for bedwetting (nocturnal enuresis), many children have been helped by using gentle chiropractic care.

One distressed mother brought her 4 year old daughter into our clinic for bedwetting. Dr. Pamela looked at the child’s medical history, having a normal birth the child suffered from frequent colds and had a mild asthmatic cough.  After a chiropractic examination, Dr. Pamela found the child had a reduced curve in her lumbar spine, Left C1 translation in the upper neck and muscle spasm in the back. An indication that this could be affecting the nerves for bladder control.

There are two important muscles that control emptying the bladder called the detrusor and trigone muscles. Nerves that exit the spinal column in the lower back and sacrum control these muscles. During the early years of life, the sacrum has five separate segments. Later, they fuse together to form the triangular-shaped bone that adults have at the base of the spine. If these segments misalign through falling, learning to walk, riding a bike for example, they can compromise nerves responsible for bladder function.

We use gentle chiropractic treatment to reduce these misalignments focusing on the nervous system control which helps restore regulation of the bladder.

After a few gentle chiropractic treatments the little girl started to show some signs of improvement but was still irregular with bedwetting, then after the sixth treatment the mother reported her child’s bed wetting had noticeably reduced. By the eight chiropractic treatment the mother was so happy to report her child had no bed wetting incidents and she really noticed the positive difference this was having on her child.

If your child is suffering from bedwetting past the age of 4 years old, it is wise to get your child’s spine checked out by a chiropractor to help correct the source any possible problem. Call us to book an appointment on 043481166 or for more information about our clinic visit:

Published Medical Research about how Chiropractic Care may improve bedwetting.

The Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics document many studies showing the positive benefits of chiropractic care.

  • A study of 46 children received chiropractic care for a 10-week period. A quarter of those receiving chiropractic care had 50% or more reduction in the wet night frequency, while none amongst the control group saw a reduction. (JMPT 1994 (Nov-Dec);17 (9): 596-600 )
  • Children with a history of persistent bed-wetting received eight chiropractic adjustments. Number of wet nights fell from seven per week to four. (JMPT 1991 (Feb);14 (2): 110-115)
  • The lumbar spine of an eight-year-old male bed wetter was adjusted once and at a one-month follow-up. There was a complete resolution of enuresis. “This happened in a manner that could not be attributed to time or placebo effect.” (JMPT 1994 (Jun);17 (5): 335-338)
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