Pediatric Neurology

Devoted to Your Child's Health

CHRISTUS Health has the expertise to provide the highest quality care for children with neurosurgical issues. Given the complex nature of many pediatric neurosurgical conditions, we work closely with other pediatric subspecialties, such as neurology, urology, endocrinology, orthopedic surgery, plastic surgery, oncology, and pediatric general surgery, in order to provide comprehensive care to our patients.

 

How Pediatric Neurology Can Help Your Child

Pediatric neurology is a branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of neurological disorders in children. Neurological disorders can affect the brain, spinal cord, nerves, and muscles.

A neurologist can only treat conditions that affect the nervous system. These include conditions such as migraines, epilepsy, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis (MS), Alzheimer's disease, and stroke. Neurologists cannot treat conditions that do not involve the nervous system. Treatment for each patient will be unique and will depend on the specific condition being treated.

Some common pediatric neurological disorders include:

  • ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder)
  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Epilepsy
  • Guillain-Barré syndrome
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Tourette syndrome

Treatment of these disorders may include medication, surgery, physical therapy, and other forms of rehabilitation.

Deeper Dive Into Conditions Often Treated

At CHRISTUS Health, we understand that parents want to understand their child's condition as much as possible. That is why we explain the common neurological conditions that affect infants, adolescents and teenagers. The more knowledge you have as a parent will open a deeper conversation about any questions you might have when you talk to your CHRISTUS Health specialist.