Intuition about our kids is one of the most valuable tools we have as a parent! Following it can help prevent unnecessary pain or suffering for our kids in the future.
Earlier this week, I met a mom who was concerned following an couch-jumping injury her young son had in the spring. He wasn't regularly complaining about pain, and had good spinal movement. However, she noticed that he often readjusted his position and attempted to "crack" his spine when he was sitting to watch tv and play video games. Before his injury 4 months ago, he didn't do either of these things. He was treated by a couple healthcare professionals that encouraged her to believe that this was just his "new normal" and that it was nothing to be concerned about.
When I met him there were restrictions in the soft tissue, joint and spinal cord in addition to compensation patterns that likely would have caused pain and spinal dysfunction in the days ahead. This mom is so glad that she was not easily discouraged from following her intuition! Good job, Momma!