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Condition – Bedwetting

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Bedwetting takes a tremendous toll on children. Embarrassment. Frustration. Alarm. Unable to fit in. No sleepovers. Plastic mattress covers. Even nappies.

Lack of bladder control can cause shame, guilt and impaired social skills.

Lack of bladder control can cause shame, guilt and impaired social skills.

Up to the age of four or five, most children have poor bladder control at night. But after that, the inability to stay dry at night may be a sign of an underlying problem. While chiropractic is not a treatment for bedwetting (nocturnal enuresis), countless children have been helped with safe and natural chiropractic care.

Bladder Physiology
Two key muscles control the emptying of the bladder. Their technical names are 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 (falling, learning to walk, ride a bike, etc.), nerves may be compromised that are responsible for bladder function.

Chiropractors look for these subtle misalignments during examination. When these misalignments are reduced with safe and natural chiropractic adjustments, nervous system control and regulation of the bladder may often be restored.

Chiropractic has shown some promise for bedwetting where neurological compromise exists in the spine.

Chiropractic has shown some promise for bedwetting where neurological compromise exists in the spine.

Chiropractic has shown some promise for bedwetting where neurological compromise exists in the spine.

Will Chiropractic Care Help?
If the bedwetting is caused by nerve interference from the spine, many children see great results with chiropractic care.

Chiropractors approach these cases with sensitivity and compassion. Your son or daughter will appreciate and understand our explanations.

Appointments – Anthony Papaleo at East Bentleigh Health Group
884 Centre Road, East Bentleigh | (03) 9579 3999 | info@ebhg.com.au