New Research Sheds Light on Chiropractic, Headaches & Bedwetting

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New Research Sheds Light on Chiropractic, Headaches & Bedwetting

Chiropractic Helps End Suffering for Young Girl

Recent research in the Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health - Chiropractic reporting on improvement in a 7-year-old girl with chronic headaches and bedwetting undergoing chiropractic care reveals that chiropractic may play an important role in managing children with these complaints. 

“Research is revealing that structural shifts in spinal alignment and the nerve obstruction they cause may be a factor in a number of disorders and can result in a host of health problems including headaches and bedwetting because the nervous system controls all functions in the body” stated Dr. Matthew McCoy a chiropractor, public health researcher and editor of the journal that published the study.  Other chiropractic researchers have reported on similar results in regards to chiropractic.

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McCoy added, “It’s reasonable to suggest that if you obstruct or damage the nerves exiting the spine, the result of the obstruction and damage can have far reaching implications on the functioning of the body. Through research reports like this we are finding that correcting the structural abnormalities associated with these spinal problems reduces the nerve obstructions and people experience improvement. In this study it was resolution of headaches and bedwetting.” 

The child reported on in this study was a 7-year-old girl who had been suffering from headaches for 3 months before undergoing chiropractic care.  She had several visits a day to the school nurse.  She was missing 3-4 classes a week.  Her parents also reported she was wetting the bed at night and had constipation.  Medications did not help her. 

The chiropractor examined the child and found abnormal posture, decreased range of motion, and structural shifts in her neck and lower back. These structural shifts can lead to obstruction of the nerves and it is this obstruction, called vertebral subluxations, that chiropractors correct. Following chiropractic care the child reported complete resolution of the headaches and a significant reduction in the nighttime bedwetting. 

The study’s authors called for additional research to investigate the clinical implications of chiropractic in this population of patients.

Contact Information: 

Matthew McCoy DC, MPH
Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health – Chiropractic
McCoy Press