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Help Your Child Stop Their Bed Wetting

Wetting the bed can be a normal part of childhood. Although uncomfortable and embarrassing, this behavior is usually grown out of, not to be repeated in adolescents or adulthood. Nonetheless, if your child is consistently wetting the bed, it can be a problem that requires action.

Although not usually a sign of another issue, bedwetting can be hindering to your child’s life for many reasons. If it happens nightly, then it can influence their social life, causing them to not want to participate in childhood bonding activities such as sleepovers and campouts. This can in turn bring on a sense of shame, causing low self esteem and confidence issues. So, although not necessarily physically debilitating, the effects of bedwetting may have an impact on your child’s mental wellbeing. 

Since most parent’s do not want to administer medications to their children or subject them to too much medical scrutiny, chiropractic may be an option that could work well at treating childhood bedwetting. Chiropractic is a non-invasive, drug-free treatment that has shown success in treating bedwetting, according to a study published in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics. The research uncovered that 25 percent of the 170 participants that were treated with chiropractic manipulations had a 50 percent drop in their bed wetting issue. This information, paired with individual testimonials, causes one to consider chiropractic treatments as viable treatment option.

Usually chiropractics is thought to treat neck pain, back pain and other types of chronic pain conditions. However, chiropractic actually treats the body as a whole, causing all types of ailments to be corrected through its treatments. This is done by checking the body for subluxations, or spinal dysfunctions caused by built up pressure, that my be inhibiting the flow of the nervous system.

Although the subluxations occur in the spinal area, the surrounding nerves affect every part of the body, including the bladder. With bed wetting in particular, chiropractic is thought to be able to help control the urinary system through various spinal adjustments that effect the nerves that control the reproductive organs. Through specific chiropractic manipulations, the pressure that is creating the subluxations is released, allowing the bladder to function at its optimal level. 

If your child is suffering from bedwetting, chiropractic may be the safe, drug-free treatment plan that you have been looking for. Although it may take some time, taking your child in for regular chiropractic treatments may help reduce and eventually end their bedwetting. 

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