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Resolution of Nocturnal Enuresis Following Adjustment of Vertebral Subluxations: A Case Report

Christine Hafer, DC & Joel Alcantara, BSc, DC


Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health – Chiropractic ~ Volume 2015 ~ Issue 1 ~ Pages 5-8 



Objective: To describe the successful chiropractic care of a child with nocturnal enuresis and vertebral subluxation.


Clinical Features: A 10-year-old female presented for chiropractic care with a history of nocturnal enuresis of 6 years duration that began after a urinary tract infection was treated with multiple courses of antibiotics.


Intervention and Outcomes: The framework of detection and removal of spinal subluxations using Activator Methods and Torque Release Technique was applied at twice per week for a total of 5 patient visits. Improvement in the patient’s nocturnal enuresis was observed following 2 visits that continued with follow-up care and observation.


Conclusions: This case report provides supporting evidence that patients with nocturnal enuresis may benefit from chiropractic care.


Key words: Chiropractic, nocturnal enuresis, vertebral subluxation, adjustment, spinal manipulation

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