Pediatric Neurology

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Pediatric neurology is the study of neurological conditions in neonates, infants, children and teens. A pediatric neurologist is a doctor who evaluates and treats children who have problems with their nervous system—the brain, spine, nerves and muscles—which can lead to problems like seizures, headaches or other brain related issues in kids.

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Conditions Treated

  • Headaches and migraines
  • Seizures and epilepsy
  • Tics and related movement disorders
  • Brain injury

Treatment Options

A pediatric neurologist may recommend different tests to determine the cause of your child’s symptoms, including:

  • Electroencephalogram (EEG)
  • Sleep study
  • X-ray, CAT scan or MRI
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Many neurological conditions can be treated with medication. Your child’s pediatric neurologist may recommend different therapeutics to help treat your child’s condition and get them back to enjoying a normal, healthy life.

There may also be treatment options for nerve blocks, Botox, or device therapy that can be guided and managed by your pediatric neurologist to treat a variety of conditions.

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Surgery may be recommended by your child’s neurologist depending on the results of diagnostic tests and the condition’s response to therapeutics. A pediatric neurosurgeon can perform advanced tests to determine if surgery is the right course of action. In particular, with cases of drug-resistant or intractable epilepsy, a team of Neuroscience physicians (epileptologists, neuroradiologists and neurosurgeons) can identify various surgical treatment options to help treat drug-resistant epilepsy if safely possible.