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Baby Chiropractor Melbourne, Australia

55 Rouse St, Port Melbourne

9646 8600

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BEDWETTING by Chiropractor Bedwetting Melbourne


Most children develop the ability to stay dry as they grow older. The typical development process begins with one- and two-year-old children developing larger bladders and beginning to sense bladder fullness. Two- and three-year-old children begin to stay dry during the day. Four- and five-year-olds develop an adult pattern of urinary control and begin to stay dry at night.


What Is Bed Wetting? by Chiropractor Bedwetting Melbourne

As explained by Chiropractor Bedwetting Melbourne, Bed wetting is classified as urination while asleep after the age of 5, the age by which bladder control usually occurs.


How Common Is Bed Wetting? by Chiropractor Bedwetting Melbourne

Bed wetting is the most common childhood urinary complaint, affecting approximately 20% of children at 5 years of age. Boys are most common making up 60%.


Is Bed Wetting Hereditary? by Chiropractor Bedwetting Melbourne in Port Melbourne

There is a hereditary correlation with bed wetting children three to four more times likely to have parents who had the same childhood problem.


Will my child grow out of Bed Wetting? Explained by Chiropractor Bedwetting Melbourne

Most Children will eventually grow out of bed wetting, Children 5 to 9 years old have a spontaneous cure rate of 14% per year. Adolescents 10 to 18 years old have a spontaneous cure rate of 16% per year.   A portion of bedwetting children (0.5 – 1%) will not outgrow the problem.


Why Bed Wetting Occurs? Chiropractor Bedwetting Melbourne provides some info on this.

There are many causes of bed wetting.

The most common cause of bedwetting is a delayed development in the ability to stay dry. Studies suggest that bedwetting may be due to a nervous system that is slow to process the feeling of a full bladder.


The Mechanism how it occurs is better understood.


Two physical functions prevent bedwetting. The first is a hormone that reduces urine production at night. The second is the ability to hold urine in the bladder and wake up when the bladder is full. Children usually achieve nighttime dryness by developing one or both of these abilities.


The first ability is a hormone cycle that reduces the body’s urine production. At about sunset each day, the body releases antidiuretic hormone. This hormone burst reduces the kidney’s urine output well into the night so that the bladder does not get full until morning. This hormone cycle is not present at birth. Many children develop it between the ages of two and six years old, others between six and the end of puberty, and some not at all.


The second ability that helps people stay dry is waking when the bladder is full. It occurs at the same age, but is separate from that hormone cycle.


When the bladder is full, pressure receptors send nerve messages from the bladder to the spinal cord via pelvic nerves, which connect with spinal cord segments S2 and S3. The messages then transmit to the brain, notifying the child of a full bladder and often waking them from their sleep.


The principal nerve supply to the bladder is through spinal cord segments S2 and S3.

If the S2 or S3 sacral vertebral segment is fixated (known as chiropractic subluxation) then nerve supply to the bladder and function of the bladder may be affected. This  may lead to involuntary wetting (bed wetting).


Sacral misalignments (chiropractic subluxations) may develop as early as childbirth (from a fast delivery or difficult labour) or during a fall, especially landing on the buttock.


Correcting these misalignments using chiropractic adjustments, aim to re-establishes optimal nerve communication between the bladder and brain.


TREATMENT OPTIONS: For Bedwetting children - Chiropractor Bedwetting Melbourne


1. Wait and see approach: Most kids will eventually grow out of wetting but it may take up to 14 years.


2. Medical treatment : Use of medication to slow urine production at night (eg Minirin ). Consult your doctor.


3. Bed wetting alarm


4. Trial of Chiropractic Care


Although more larger  research studies are needed, several small studies have shown some positive benefits of chiropractic care for bedwetting.


The Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics:


A study of 46 children received chiropractic care for a 10-week period. A quarter of those receiving chiropractic care had 50% or more reduction in the wet night frequency, while none among the control group saw a reduction. (JMPT 1994 (Nov-Dec);17 (9): 596-600 )


• Children with a history of persistent bed-wetting received eight chiropractic adjustments. Number of wet nights fell from seven per week to four. (JMPT 1991 (Feb);14 (2): 110-115)


The lumbar spine of an eight-year-old male bed wetter was adjusted once and at a one-month follow-up. There was a complete resolution of enuresis. “This happened in a manner that could not be attributed to time or placebo effect.” (JMPT 1994 (Jun);17 (5): 335-338)


• Changes in Asthma Symptoms and Bedwetting in 4 yr old Child Receiving Chiropractic Care. A Postles, H Taylor and K Holt. Chiropr J Aust 2010; 40: 34-6.


• Asthma and Enuresis. Zell, P. International Chiropractic Pediatric Assn. Newsletter May/June 1998 • Case management of nocturnal enuresis Hough DW, Today’s Chiropractic July/August 2001 p. 59/66.


• ADD, Enuresis, Toe Walking. International Chiropractic Pediatric Association Newsletter May/June 1997. From the records of Rejeana Crystal, D.C., Hendersonville, TN.


• Chiropractic management of primary nocturnal enuresis. Reed WR, Beavers S, Reddy SK, Kern G.J Manipulative Physiol Ther Vol. 17, No. 9 Nov/Dec 1994.


• Bed-wetting; two case studies. Marko, RB Chiropractic Pediatrics Vol 1 No 1 April 1994.


• Functional nocturnal enuresis. Blomerth PR. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics 1994:17:335-338.


Nocturnal enuresis: treatment implication for the chiropractor. Kreitz, BG, Aker PD. J Manipulative Physiol Ther 1994:17(7): 465-473


Chiropractic management of primary nocturnal enuretic children. Proceedings Of The National Conference On Chiropractic & Pediatrics. Reed WR; Beavers S; Reddy SK; Kern G; 1993 Oct. pp 64-82.



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