Frequent question: Can a chiropractor help with bedwetting?

What therapy is best for bed wetting?

Behavior therapy with a urine alarm is the treatment of choice for simple bed-wetting. Over 50 years of research supports this claim. A permanent solution to bed-wetting can be expected for about 5 of every 10 children treated with a urine alarm.

At what age is bedwetting a problem?

Most kids are fully toilet trained by age 5, but there’s really no target date for developing complete bladder control. Between the ages of 5 and 7, bed-wetting remains a problem for some children. After 7 years of age, a small number of children still wet the bed.

Can a misaligned spine cause incontinence?

Spinal misalignments, or vertebrae of the spine that are twisted, turned, or out of place, can put pressure on the bladder that can lead to problems with incontinence. The central nervous system is responsible for controlling the functions of the body, including the bladder.

Can chiropractors cause bladder problems?

Some of the chiropractic patients who had chronic spinal conditions had reoccurrence of bladder symptoms during an exacerbation of mechanical spinal problems. This suggests that there may be an association between the symptoms and spinal dysfunction.

What spinal nerve controls the bladder?

The lower urinary tract is innervated by 3 sets of peripheral nerves: pelvic parasympathetic nerves, which arise at the sacral level of the spinal cord, excite the bladder, and relax the urethra; lumbar sympathetic nerves, which inhibit the bladder body and excite the bladder base and urethra; and pudendal nerves, …

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Why does my 12 year old still wet the bed?

Primary enuresis is much more common. Secondary enuresis in older children or teens should be evaluated by a doctor. Bedwetting in this age group could be a sign of a urinary tract infection or other health problems, neurological issues (related to the brain), stress, or other issues.

Should I be concerned if I wet the bed once?

If you experience occasional or one-time bed-wetting as an adult, you likely have nothing to worry about. Accidents can happen. Persistent and frequent enuresis, however, is cause for concern and merits a talk with your doctor.