Chiropractic Helps 11 Year Old Boy With Bedwetting - A Case Study
A research article published on October 19, 2010 in the scientific periodical, the
Journal of Pediatric, Maternal and Family Health, documented the case study of an
11-year-old boy with a history of bedwetting and attention problems who was helped
with chiropractic care.
The study reports that bedwetting is an extremely common problem in children, affecting
between approximately 10 to 20.4% of children up to 7 years old. They note that
among that group there is a spontaneous cure rate of 15% per year with about 2.3%
of childhood bedwetters becoming adult bedwetters. The authors also point out that
statistically there is a clear correlation between nocturnal enuresis and disruptive
behaviour as well as ADHD.
In this case an 11-year-old boy was brought to a chiropractor by his mother, for
both his bedwetting, which occurred seven nights per week, and his attention problems.
Both of these problems were present his entire life. The history notes that in his
11 years he had a total of 5-10 courses of antibiotics, and 5-10 total prescription
A chiropractic examination and x-rays were performed and it was determined that
there were various subluxations present, causing interference to his nervous system.
Based upon the findings a course of specific adjustments was initiated to correct
In this case the boy was seen a total of 33 times over the course of his corrective
care. During that time the study results showed that his bedwetting dramatically
improved from 7 days per week to one time every two-three weeks. Additionally, the
boy and his mother both reported that his attention problem also improved.
In the conclusion, the author summed up the boy’s case by stating; “He was diagnosed
with vertebral subluxations by his chiropractor. These vertebral subluxations were
reduced using a series of chiropractic adjustments and his symptoms started