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.

Specialized Brain and Spine Testing

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. When your child ages out of our pediatric care, we will help transition them to our adult brain and spine care team.

Pediatric Neurology 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 – A brain disorder that affects muscle control, coordination, balance and reflexes
  • 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 – A progressive autoimmune disease that affects the central nervous system
  • Neuromuscular disorders, such as:
  • Neurocutaneous syndromes, such as:
    • Neurofibromatosis 
    • Tuberous sclerosis
  • Stroke follow-up 
  • Tourette syndrome – A neurological disorder that causes uncontrolled muscle movements, called tics, which can change over time
  • Movement disorders such as:
    • Dystonia
    • Choreoathetosis
    • Hemiballismus
    • Tremors  
    • Spasticity
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