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Chiropractic management of a 5-year-old boy with urinary and bowel incontinence.
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PMID:  21629396     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this article is to describe chiropractic management of a 5-year-old boy with urinary and bowel incontinence.
CLINICAL FEATURES: A 5-year-old boy presented with the primary symptoms of a complete lack of bowel and bladder control with prior surgical correction for lumbar meningocele, spinal lipoma, and tethered spinal cord. Examination revealed spinal and pelvic dysfunction.
INTERVENTION AND OUTCOME: Chiropractic treatment methods included using the Activator adjusting instrument and shortwave diathermy to the lumbar spine and sacrum. A total of 5 treatments were initially provided over a period of 4 weeks. After the initial treatment period, he was able to maintain satisfactory control of his bladder and bowel, day and night, for a period of approximately 6 months. A second course of treatments was initiated approximately 6 months later because of a recurrence of bladder and bowel incontinence. Four additional treatments were provided over a period of 4 weeks. This second course of treatment reestablished satisfactory control of bladder and bowel function.
CONCLUSION: For this patient, chiropractic care was successful in establishing satisfactory bladder and bowel control.
Keith R Kamrath
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of chiropractic medicine     Volume:  9     ISSN:  1556-3715     ISO Abbreviation:  J Chiropr Med     Publication Date:  2010 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-06-01     Completed Date:  2011-07-14     Revised Date:  2013-05-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101163637     Medline TA:  J Chiropr Med     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  28-31     Citation Subset:  -    
Chiropractor, Private Practice, Hutchinson, MN 55350.
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