Condition of the Month: Bladder Control

Bladder Control in Fayetteville AR

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Exercising the pelvic floor in Fayetteville AR can help. Get in touch with the muscles by stopping the flow of urine in midstream. The muscles that do that are the ones you want to exercise. Once you've identified those muscles, contract them (not the muscles around them in the thighs, buttocks, or abdomen) and release them. These exercises, known as Kegel exercises, will help strengthen the muscles of the pelvic floor and can help with incontinence caused by weakened muscles.


Investigating Bladder Control in Fayetteville AR

This month in Fayetteville AR, we're thinking about bladder control, a problem we see in many forms:

  • Urgency - the feeling that you need to get to a bathroom right away.
  • Hesitancy - trouble beginning to urinate.
  • Dysuria - pain or burning when urinating.
  • Hematuria - blood in the urine, showing as a pinkish color.
  • Nocturia - needing to get up in the night to use the bathroom.
  • Dribbling - dripping or dribbling after urination.
  • Overactive bladder - needing to use the bathroom eight or more times a day.
  • Enuresis - bedwetting or "accidents" during the day after age 5 or 6.
  • Stress incontinence - leaking urine when sneezing, coughing, or laughing.

These problems can be caused by many things. Some women suffer from stress incontinence when they're pregnant or after pregnancy because the pelvic floor muscles have stretched or weakened. Other women find that they have this problem as they become older. Some elderly men also suffer from stress incontinence.

It's normal for children to have "accidents" up to age six. Sometimes spinal misalignment can cause nerve interference that keeps a child's brain from communicating well with his or her bladder. A spinal adjustment can solve this problem. Adults sometimes also face this problem.

Call Dr. Myshka at (479) 442-0676 for a complimentary consultation.

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Family Chiropractic Center

114 S College Ave Suite A
Fayetteville, AR 72701

(479) 442-0676