It’s a problem too many are embarrassed to talk about—teenage bedwetting.
While you and your teen may think you’ve tried everything—if you haven’t tried chiropractic care for bedwetting, you’re overlooking an all natural solution that can solve this issue once and for all.
Granted, chiropractic isn’t a treatment for bedwetting, but countless teenage bedwetters have discovered relief at the hands of a chiropractor.
Chiropractors are often asked, “How can the spinal column have anything to do with night time bedwetting?” The answer makes total sense. But first a quick refresher on human anatomy.
The nervous system, consisting of the brain, spinal cord and all the nerves of the body, control and regulate every cell, tissue and organ of the body. (Even the muscles that control your teen’s bladder.)
The nervous system is so important, the most critical parts are protected by bone. The skull protects the brain. And 24 moving bones of the spinal column protect the spinal cord. And that’s where it gets interesting.
If individual bones of the spinal column (in the case of your bedwetting teen, the lower back area) become slightly misaligned, rotated or shifted out of position, the spinal cord and the pairs of nerve roots that emerge from between each spinal bone may be affected.
There can be just enough irritation or nerve interference to disturb essential brain-to-body communications. Pain may not even be present. The result? Nocturnal enuresis or nighttime urinary incontinence. A fancy name for wetting the bed in the middle of the night.
It seems like a bladder problem. Or a self-control problem. But it may actually be a nerve communication problem.
Interestingly, chiropractors don’t treat or cure bedwetting. At least not in the traditional sense. Instead, they look for areas of the spine producing nervous system compromise. Then they use precise chiropractic adjustments to restore more normal motion and position of involved spinal bones.
After a series of visits and the affected spinal bones assume a more normal position, nerve interference is reduced and symptoms usually resolve. Naturally. No drugs. No surgery. And no more bedwetting alarms!
When people think of chiropractic, they often think of an older person with back pain or headaches. So, why would a youngster see a chiropractor? Great question.
Since a youngster’s body is so adaptive, they can usually accommodate the slips and falls, stumbles and tumbles that occur in childhood. Until they can’t.
Imagine the physical trauma of learning to walk, ride a bike or from playing youth sports. These insults can produce spinal distortions. And let’s not forget the most traumatic thing of all: the birth process!
So while your child probably doesn’t have a “bad back” like an older adult, the nerve-rich spinal column is the first place to look when a portion of the body isn’t working as it should.
When you call a chiropractor to discuss teenage bedwetting, what can you expect? Hope.
You and your teen will enjoy the highest level of respect, compassion and confidentiality. After the brief paperwork, you’ll meet the chiropractor for a private consultation. “When did it start?” “What methods have you tried?” “Have there been any recent physical traumas?”
If it appears your teenager is a good candidate for chiropractic care, a thorough examination will be conducted. This is designed to determine if there is nervous system involvement and if so, its precise location.
You and your teen will receive a complete report explaining what your chiropractor found. Plus, you’ll receive recommendations for a series of chiropractic adjustments whose purpose is to restore nervous system integrity.
The chiropractor will use his or her hands (or instrument) to direct just the right amount of energy needed to “nudge” the wayward spinal bone(s) back into a more normal position. It surprises many that adjustments actually feel great.
Because your chiropractor is relying on the healing potential of your child’s body, it’s difficult to predict specific time frames when bedwetting will stop.
Some teens show improvement quickly. Sometimes after only a week or two of regular visits. Others take longer to respond, requiring a dozen or more visits. Simply put, everyone responds differently when it comes to treating teenage bedwetting.
Take action now. Contact a chiropractor near you today using our helpful directory and end the suffering and embarrassment for your teen. A chiropractor is willing and ready to help you, and will devise a care plan that’s specific to the needs of your child.
Choose natural. Choose chiropractic!