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Help for Bedwetting in Grand Forks

Little boys smillingPlastic mattress covers, bed alarms, frustration, diapers, exhaustion, embarrassment, laundry and avoidance of sleepovers. What do all these have in common? A child suffering from nocturnal enuresis or bedwetting. Did you know that 10-15 percent of children will continue to wet the bed until age 6?

Although bedwetting may be common, it’s not normal. If your child is older than 5 and still wetting the bed, there may be an underlying problem present.

The Causes of Bedwetting

The issue may be multifaceted and vary greatly from child to child. The major areas along the spine that can lead to bedwetting include the neck (cervical), low back and the sacrum. Cervical misalignments can interfere with the phrenic nerve. The phrenic reflex is responsible for activating the contraction of smooth muscle. Because the valve of the urinary bladder is a smooth muscle when it relaxes a child wets the bed. This nerve exits the spine between the third, fourth and fifth cervical vertebrae.

Low back and sacral misalignments can interfere with the nerves that are responsible for the two major muscles associated with the emptying of the bladder: the detrusor and trigone. In children, the sacrum is not yet fused and therefore multiple falls, learning to walk, etc. can compromise the nerves responsible for proper bladder function.

The Role of Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic adjustments concentrate on the vertebrae that affect the bladder and can help to improve the function of the nervous system by reducing the subluxations that hinder proper communication and function. Though chiropractic isn’t a treatment for bedwetting, many children see excellent results with chiropractic care. That means more restorative sleep, less laundry and more sleepovers.

If your child is experiencing bedwetting, contact Paragon Chiropractic & Wellness Center today to book an appointment with Dr. Jenna!

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