Does Your Child Struggle with Bedwetting?  Chiropractic Could Be the Solution!

If you have a child who struggles with bedwetting, it can be frustrating for both you and your child.  As a parent, you may wonder what you should be doing to help your child.  As a child, it can be an embarrassing situation and one that keeps you from going to parties or sleepovers with friends for fear of wetting the bed.  If you have tried everything to help your child, it may be time to consider chiropractic care from a NE Metro Atlanta chiropractor.

Spinal Health Is Important

Your first thought for correcting problems of bedwetting may not be chiropractic care.  But the reality is that spinal health is extremely important to overall health, wellness, and body function. The central nervous system is what controls how the body functions, including the immune system, digestive system, respiratory system, and many more, and the spine plays an important role in nervous system health.  Improper alignment of the spine can actually cause significant dysfunction within the body that you may not even realize stems from spinal misalignments, or vertebra that are turned, out of place, or twisted.  Dr. Esther Widjaja of Phoenix Chiropractic focuses on neurologically-based chiropractic care for proper spinal alignment and improved function of the entire body.

Chiropractic Care for Managing Bedwetting

Nocturnal enuresis, the clinical term for bedwetting, can be caused by dysfunction within the body.  The bladder is a muscular organ, and when it relaxes, it causes a child to wet the bed.  The central nervous system is responsible for controlling the body’s systems, and spinal misalignments can lead to nerve interference that impedes communication between the brain and the body and thus causes chaos within the central nervous system.  For many, this is the root cause of nocturnal enuresis as it can affect muscle control as well as the entire excretory system.  Gentle, safe adjustments from NE Metro Atlanta chiropractor Dr. Esther Widjaja can remove misalignments and reduce nerve interference so that the urinary system and excretory muscles can function optimally once again.

Studies Supporting Chiropractic Care

Research shows that chiropractic care has successfully helped many children who struggle with nocturnal enuresis.  Case studies have shown how chiropractic is an effective method for alleviating bedwetting.  In one such case study, a 6-year-old boy with autism had frequent trouble with bedwetting.  After consulting with a chiropractor, it was discovered that the boy had several spinal misalignments.  He experienced a complete resolution of nocturnal enuresis after receiving regular chiropractic care.  In another case study, a 9-year-old also dealt with regular bedwetting.  He had never gone more than one night without an accident.  But after just 7 visits to a chiropractor, he had been accident free for over two weeks.  After four months of consistent chiropractic care, his bedwetting was completely resolved.

There’s no need for children to feel embarrassed or miss out on important events.  If bedwetting is the cause of frustration, consider chiropractic care.  NE Metro Atlanta chiropractor Dr. Esther Widjaja can help.  Contact Phoenix Chiropractic today to schedule a visit.



Alcantara, J., Weisberg, J.E. “Resolution of Nocturnal Enuresis and Vertebral Subluxation in a Pediatric Patient Undergoing Chiropractic Care: A Case Report & Review of the Literature.” Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health, 2010 Sept: 143-149.

Noriega, A., Chung, J., Brown, J. “Improvement in a 6 year-old Child with Autistic Spectrum Disorder and Nocturnal Enuresis under Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care.” Journal of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research, 2012 Jan: 1-8.