Bedwetting – Can Chiropractic Help?

Bedwetting – Can Chiropractic Help?Many pediatricians don’t consider bedwetting a problem until a child is 7 years old, but most kids are capable of staying dry all night long much earlier than that. In fact, potty training experts, doctors, and parents alike have found that the earlier a child is “night trained,” the less likely he or she is to have nighttime accidents later in life.

Whether your child is younger than 7 or well beyond that age, bedwetting is no fun for anyone involved. Children can struggle with self-esteem issues due to night wetting, and parents can struggle with the frustration of not knowing how to help their child. The medical term for bedwetting, nocturnal enuresis, includes both children who have wet the bed since birth and those who have gained bladder control and then seemingly lose it again at nighttime.

Your Spine and Urinary System

The lumbar spine contains the nerves that control the entire excretory system, or the part of the body that gets rid of wastes. The urinary system is a part of that, and it includes the kidneys, ureters, bladder, and urethra. When bedwetting occurs in a child or adult who should be able to control their bladder at night, it’s because there is some sort of miscommunication between the brain and the urinary system. This miscommunication is likely due to nerve interference in the lumbar spine and is most likely caused by a vertebral subluxation.

When Lithia Springs chiropractor Dr. Bolar adjusts a practice member, he utilizes both the pre-adjustment scan and his own hands to determine where a spinal misalignment is. He then adjusts gently and specifically to correct the misalignment and restore proper function to the entire body. Since most people suffering from bedwetting have subluxations, oftentimes their first adjustment will […]

Subluxation

WHAT IS SUBLUXATION?

Often described in practice as a partial dislocation, a subluxation is when the vertebrae move slightly out of alignment causing pressure or irritation to the nerves. The spine loses normal motion and/or position and can have an affect on the nerves involved and vertebrae around the subluxated area. As the vertebrae are not functioning properly this can cause wear and tear on the discs and associated ligaments, muscles and other spinal tissue. This nerve interference results in the body operating at a reduced rate. Pain, inflammation and tenderness often follow. Once the nervous system has been impaired via a subluxation, the overall health and wellbeing of the person is at reduced.

Chiropractors locate Subluxations which cause interference to the nervous system. They then correct the interference through gentle movements of the spine. This is usually done with the hands, which relieves the pressure to the nerves therefore assisting in correction and improving the health of the nerves.

WHAT CAUSES SUBLUXATIONS?

Subluxations are caused through varying ways. They can be responses to physical, emotional, chemical or genetic factors.

Physical

Birth process, slips, falls, car accident, poor sleeping habits, repetitive motions, sports injuries, bad postural habits etc.

Emotional

Stressful conditions such as family problems, divorce, death in family, work stresses, life problems and not being able to manage stressful situations.

Chemical

External pollutants in the environment, smoking, drugs, car fumes, alcohol, poor diet.

Genetics

Many health problems can run in families.

Muscle weakness or imbalance from stress, obesity or lack of exercise are all contributing factors to Subluxations

WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS ASSOCIATED WITH SUBLUXATIONS?

Most patients actually wait until they have a symptom such as pain until they seek chiropractic help. They can have a range of symptoms including:

  • Inflammation & swelling
  • Neck pain
  • Back pain
  • Low energy
  • Tenderness
  • Reduction or loss of mobility
  • Muscle spasms
  • Tingling sensations
  • Loss of sensation
  • Weakness, dizziness
  • […]