Pediatric Neurological Conditions

Our physicians make every attempt to stay at the forefront of treatment advances, making sure they provide our patients with the best care possible. We take specialized and evidence-based approaches to diagnosing and treating children’s neurological disorders. The following is a list of some of the conditions we treat.

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Cerebral Palsy

A group of neurological (brain) disorders; a life-long condition affecting communication between the brain and the muscles, causing uncoordinated movement and posturing.

Epilepsy

Two or more seizures — altered behavior occurring when the brain receives abnormal electrical signals interrupting normal function — that occur without a specific cause.

Migraines

A common childhood complaint with symptoms of moderate to severe intensity, usually described as “throbbing,” may include vision changes, tiredness and mood changes.

Movement Dysfunction

Affecting the ability to walk, maintain balance, and participate in athletics; chronic pain and decreased range of motion are usually also present.

Neuromuscular Disorders

Conditions affecting control of voluntary muscles, especially those of the legs and arms, affecting a child’s crawling, walking, head and neck control, breathing and swallowing.

Spinal Muscular Atrophy

A genetic disease affecting the part of the nervous system that controls our ability to move our muscles voluntarily.

Traumatic Brain Injury

Any damage to the brain caused by either impact with or by an object or a sudden acceleration or deceleration in the cranium.

Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD)

A condition used to describe children, adolescents and some adults who are inattentive, easily distracted, hyperactive and impulsive in their behavior.

Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease

Children with CMT disease may have difficulty with walking and navigating stairs, decreased endurance, trouble fastening buttons, writing or sustaining a grip on objects.

Concussion

A brain injury that temporarily changes the way the brain works. The symptoms of a concussion can be subtle. A concussion can occur even if a person has not lost consciousness.

Encephalitis

A condition characterized by inflammation of the brain, usually resulting from an infection. This condition can cause problems with the brain and spinal cord function.

Tourette Syndrome

A neurological condition included with other tic disorders, involuntary and repetitive movement or vocalization.