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Urinary Incontinence and Chiropractic

What is the relationship between Urinary Incontinence and Chiropractic?

Millions suffer each day from urinary incontinence. What is the relationship between urinary incontinence and chiropractic? It is commonly known that severe nerve or spinal cord pressure may cause loss of bowel and bladder control. In fact complete loss of bowel and bladder control from nerve or spinal cord pressure is an indication for emergency spinal decompression surgery. But, there is also a more subtle form of nerve pressure that may cause urinary incontinence. Dr. Fred Schofield at Atlas Chiropractic in Northwest Phoenix has been quoted as saying” small hinges swing big doors”. He has found subtle nerve pressures may alter the function of the bladder muscles contributing to urinary incontinence.

Sympathetic and Parasympathetic: Nerves and Bladder Control

The sympathetic nerves which exit the thoracic and lumbar spine keep the bladder opening closed which stops urination.  The parasympathetic nerves which exit the tailbone and upper neck allow the opening to relax which allows you to urinate. When communication is maximized between the brain and bladder through these nerves, it allows you to have full urinary control. This connection is called the safety pin cycle.

Spinal Nerve Interference and Urinary Incontinence

If the sympathetic nerves under fire and/or the parasympathetic nerves are over firing, then a subtle loss of bladder control may result in urinary incontinence. Stress, coughing, or sneezing may add to this loss of function.

Chiropractic and Correction of the Nerve Interference

The goal at Atlas Chiropractic is to detect and correct spinal subluxations (bones out of place causing nerve interference) thus allowing the body to heal and function at 100%. By maximizing your nerve function you have the best chance to maintain health.

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