Research Study


“Chiropractic management of primary nocturnal enuresis”.

This was a controlled clinical trial of forty six enuretic children (bedwetters) aged between five and thirteen. The children underwent chiropractic care for a ten week period that was both preceded by and followed by a two week non-treatment period.

There were 31 in total in the treatment group. Each received a spinal evaluation and/or adjustment at a minimum frequency of every ten days. The remaining fifteen subjects were in the control group which attended at the same frequency but received a “placebo” adjustment over an equal period of time.

25% 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.

The children receiving chiropractic care averaged a 17.9% reduction in wet nights over the control group over the same period of time.

Reed WR, Beavers S, Reddy SK, Kern G. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics Vol. 17, No. 9 Nov/Dec 1994.

This research study discusses the positive changes as a result of chiropractic care to children with bedwetting.