Understanding and Treating Childhood Brain Conditions
Pediatric neurology is the discipline of disorders of the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves and muscles affecting infants, children and adolescents. Many conditions are common in the pediatric population – such as developmental delays, headaches, febrile seizures and tics – but pediatric neurologists also see patients with more rare conditions, such as Rett syndrome and complex epilepsy.
Conditions involving the brain and nervous system differ significantly from adults because they include different approaches to diagnostic workup, treatment and ongoing medical care. The child's brain and nervous system are still developing, so your child needs to see a pediatric neurologist whenever possible.
Specialized Treatments & Technologies:
- Diagnostic electroencephalogram (EEGs) for all ages, including newborns.
- Diagnostic imaging, including MRI brain imaging for infants and children
Commonly Seen Conditions:
- Febrile Seizures
- Headaches and migraine headaches
- Developmental delay
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