chiropractic care can help bedwetting

Bedwetting is a problem for many kids. Wetting the bed at any age is embarrassing and can cause feelings of shame and guilt. These feelings can create impaired social skills due to a lack of interaction with friends and family because of fear. Bedwetting in Omaha NE can be a life-altering problem for children limiting their activities because of shame or having to make embarrassing alterations like diapers, plastic mattress covers, and/or alarms.

Everyone is born wetting the bed but as children age their bladders grow and they learn how to control their bladder. By age 5, children should be able to develop control of their bladder but today most children have poor control at night. Only 15% of these children will stop bedwetting without any kind of intervention. While chiropractic care for kids is not a “cure” for bedwetting, talk to our parents and ask them how quickly their child’s bedwetting resolved with treatment! There is also the comfort of knowing that care is safe and natural because it is the child’s body that is doing all the work.


When it comes to the emptying of the bladder, there are two muscles that are in control. The official names for these muscles are the detrusor muscle and the trigone muscle. These muscles are controlled by nerves that extend off the spinal cord and pass through the vertebrae in the lower back and sacrum (“tailbone”). In the beginning years of life, a child’s sacrum has five segments. Throughout life and development, the segments fuse into one segment. As a child, learning how to crawl, walk, ride a bike, etc. is very exciting but also presents many opportunities to fall. All these falls are micro traumas and can cause the pelvis, sacrum, and vertebrae in the spine to move. When this happens, pressure gets put on nerves that extend off the spinal cord impairing their ability to send signals to the corresponding organ(s). This may be the root cause of a child’s bedwetting.


During your child’s examination at Diamond Chiropractic Omaha South, we are going to be looking for misalignments throughout your child’s body. It is our goal to eliminate the pressure on your child’s nerves with safe, gentle, natural chiropractic adjustments.

A study of 165 children dealing with bedwetting six days a week saw a reduction to only 3 nights a week after only a few chiropractic adjustments. By the time the study ended, 20% of the children were considered “dry” and experiencing no more bedwetting episodes.

A study that had 30 children placed under chiropractic care and 20 children in a control group, receiving no treatment at all saw a 25% reduction in bedwetting episodes. At the end of the study, not a single child in the control group showed any change in the number of bedwetting episodes.

There are consistently new studies being performed finding that children are having success with chiropractic adjustments for bedwetting, ear infections, and much more.

Bedwetting Treatment at Diamond Chiropractic Omaha South

At Diamond Chiropractic Omaha South, our chiropractor will perform an examination and evaluate your child’s posture to determine the cause of their bedwetting, in relation to the spine. If your child is age 5 and older, x-rays will be taken to further determine the cause. After comparing the findings and confirming the diagnosis, we will develop a treatment plan to help alleviate your child’s symptoms, heal the pain, and provide recommendations to lower their risk for possible re-occurrences.

  • Spinal Adjustment - Our doctor will realign the vertebrae in the affected area to increase the child’s range of motion and alleviate the pain on the spinal nerves. Realigning the vertebrae will improve communication between the nerves to the rest of the body; in this case, to the nerves connected to the child’s kidneys and other organs. Symptoms resulting from bedwetting, from other nerves in the affected area, may begin to decrease as well.
  • Intersegmental Traction - Intersegmental traction involves the use of a special chiropractic table. This specific table includes rollers that help lock in the adjustment done the same day. It helps take pressure off the nerves connected to the kidney, bladder, and other nerves. This type of treatment is effective with alleviating nerve pressure from bedwetting.
  • Acupuncture - Electro-therapy, or acupuncture, is effective with bedwetting and its symptoms. Acupuncture focus on certain points in relation to certain conditions. In this case, the doctor will target certain acupuncture points with connection to the kidneys, the bladder, the brain, and other nerves in relation to the case. Patients will notice, after several treatments, their child’s back pain begin to decrease. In addition, the child may experience more control over their kidneys and bladder, resulting in fewer incidents.
  • Lifestyle Advice - With any injury, whether to the back, neck, or extremities, the last thing you want to do is make the pain worse. The same idea applies to handling your child’s bedwetting. Our advice is designed to help you perform everyday tasks and responsibilities safely. We focus on healing and relief from bedwetting, not aggravating it further.

Contact Diamond Chiropractic Omaha South for Bedwetting

At Diamond Chiropractic Omaha South in Omaha NE, we are gentle and compassionate. Call us today to make sure that your child’s nervous system isn't causing malfunctions in their little body.


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3:00pm - 6:00pm

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Diamond Chiropractic Omaha South

12411 W Center Rd Ste 105
Omaha, NE 68144

(402) 505-4414