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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Meningitis

An inflammation of the covering (the “meninges”) of the brain and spinal cord, can be caused by bacteria or a virus, the more common form being viral.

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.

Moyamoya Disease

A rare, progressive cerebrovascular disorder, the name (in Japanese) describing the look of the tangle of tiny vessels formed to compensate for the blockage.

Multiple Sclerosis

A disease of the central nervous system in which the cells that protect the nerves are damaged, decreasing their ability to transmit signals of muscle control or sensation.

Muscular Dystrophies

Thirty or more genetic diseases characterized by progressive weakness and degeneration of the skeletal muscles that control movement.

Myasthenia Gravis (congenital and acquired)

A life-long condition in which the immune system fights its own body, causing problems with nerves that communicate with the muscles, resulting in muscle weakness.

Myoclonus

The sudden involuntary contraction or relaxation of a muscle or group of muscles.