Chiropractic management of primary nocturnal enuresis
Forty six children with nocturnal enuresis (bed wetting) participated in a study. The objective was to evaluate chiropractic management of primary nocturnal enuresis in children. The 10 week study evaluated chiropractic care on forty six of the children who struggled with bed wetting. High velocity, short lever adjustments of the spine consistent with the Palmer Package Techniques were given to the treatment group. The control group recieved sham adjustment using an Activator at a nontension setting administered to the examiner’s underlying contact point. Two 5th-year chiropractic students under the supervision of two clinic faculty performed the adjustments.
Twenty-five percent of the treatment-group children had 50% or more reduction in the wet night frequency from baseline to post-treatment while none among the control group had such reduction.
CONCLUSIONS: Results of the present study strongly suggest the effectiveness of chiropractic treatment for primary nocturnal enuresis. A larger study of longer duration with a 6-month follow-up is therefore warranted.
Reed WR; Beavers S; Reddy SK; Kern G; Chiropractic management of primary nocturnal enuresis J Manipulative Physiol Ther 1994; 17(9): 596-600