Pediatric Neurology

Pediatric Neurology Conditions We Treat

Rely on expert health care from University Children’s Health specialists for conditions that affect your child’s brain, spinal cord and nerve system.

Diagnosis & Specialized Care

Look to us for testing, diagnosis and advanced care for your child’s symptoms or treatment for a previously diagnosed neurological condition. Our pediatric doctors provide compassionate care for children from birth to age 18.

Conditions We Treat

Find treatment for a wide range of common and rare pediatric skull, brain, spinal cord and nervous system conditions, including:

  • Apert syndrome – Genetic mutation causing skull, face and limb abnormalities
  • Brain deformities
    • Holoprosencephaly – Abnormal brain development; the brain does not divide into the right and left hemispheres
    • Optic nerve hypoplasia – Underdeveloped optic nerve
    • Schizencephaly – Defect at birth; causes abnormal gaps in the largest part of the brain 
    • Septo-optic dysplasia – Underdevelopment of the optic nerves connecting the eyes to the brain
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Epilepsy and seizures
  • Headaches
  • Hypotonia – Decreased muscle tone from damage to the brain, spinal cord, nerves or muscles affecting the signals that tell the muscle to contract
  • Isolated developmental delay
  • Leukodystrophy – Metabolic genetic disease affecting the brain, spinal cord and peripheral nerves
  • Mitochondrial disorders – DNA genetic mutations cause the body’s energy-making function not to work properly
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Neuromuscular disorders, such as:
  • Neurocutaneous syndromes, such as neurofibromatosis and tuberous sclerosis
  • Stroke follow-up
  • Tourette syndrome and tics
  • Movement disorders such as dystonia, choreoathetosis, hemiballismus, tremors and spasticity
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