The role of a pediatric neurologist
Children with neurological disorders require treatment that is different than what adults with the same types of problems need. If your child is diagnosed with a nervous system disorder or any condition that involves the spinal cord, muscles, nerves or the brain, he or she will be treated by a pediatric neurologist. These highly specialized doctors provide expert care to infants and children under the age of 18. We offer comprehensive diagnostic evaluation and outpatient management of neurologic disorders.
Children may require a visit to a pediatric neurologist for a wide variety of conditions or concerns. Simple symptoms such as recurrent headaches or migraines can lead a family physician or pediatrician to refer a family to a pediatric neurologist.
Reasons to see a pediatric neurologist include:
- Head or brain trauma
- Seizures or epilepsy
- Brain tumors
- Neuromuscular Disease
- Metabolic Genetic Disorders
- Movement Disorders including Spasticity
- Developmental concerns (delayed coordination, speech, or motor skills, mental retardation, autism, sleep disorders)