| Chiropractic and Bedwetting
Several recent studies have shown the benefits of chiropractic care for
children suffering from "Nocturnal Enuresis" more commonly known as bedwetting.
Several studies published in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics
showed marked improvement in children with this problem over children who did not receive
In one study 171 children suffering with enuresis averaged 7 nights of
bed wetting per week prior to the study. After the children were given some initial
chiropractic care the average child reduced the number of "wet" nights to 4
nights per week. A full 25% of the children receiving chiropractic showed a 50% reduction
in wet nights. In addition, only 1% of the children were considered "dry" prior
to the study and prior to receiving chiropractic care. After the study 15% of the children
were then considered "dry".
In another study, 46 primary enuretic children were studied. Of this
group 31 were placed under chiropractic care while 15 were in the control group and did
not receive any chiropractic care. The results of this study showed a 17.9% decrease in
wet nights for the chiropractic group. Over the same period of time no change was noted
for the control group who did not receive any chiropractic care.
Amazingly, improvement in some of the studies was shown to be immediate
after the first adjustment and remain stable thereafter.