When you think of chiropractors, you probably associate them with adults who have back problems or spinal issues. But recent studies have shown that chiropractic care, the fastest-growing and second-largest primary health care profession in the United States, according to the International Chiropractic Association, could help some children manage bedwetting.
In fact, results from a study published in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics found that one-quarter of the 171 children in the study treated with chiropractic had a 50 percent reduction of wet nights.
One mother to a 9-year-old son who wet the bed nearly every night of his young life, decided to take her son to the chiropractor after trying a multitude of coping solutions. "We've only had a handful of dry nights in his life," she says. "We've tried various things, including biofeedback at a urologist, which helped a bit. One night out with the girls, someone mentioned going to the chiropractor. After my son's third chiropractic visit, he started having dry nights."
Just like this mother, many parents are opting for an alternative, non-invasive and drug-free approach to managing bedwetting.
How It Works
According to Dr. ShaRhae A. Matousek of Matousek Chiropractic in Eden Prairie, Minn., chiropractic can help the nerves that control the organs of the urinary system function better.
Dr. Matousek says, "Since your nerves affect every cell of your body, they influence organs such as the bladder. When a chiropractor restores normal motion in the spine, the nerves are able to function properly. Taking the stress away from the nerves allows the organs to function optimally."
If your child can't spend the night with their friends because they feel embarrassed or if you are tired of washing sheets every day, call our chiropractor at Back In Line Chiropractic and schedule your child's appointment today and let's get working on those dry nights.