Pediatric Neurology

Pediatric Neurology Treatments

Highly Qualified Neurologists

Get advanced treatments for common, complex and rare pediatric neurological conditions from pediatric neurologists and neurosurgeons at University Children’s Health in San Antonio. Our neurologists have years of training and experience treating children’s developing brains and nervous systems.

University Children’s Health is the referral center in the region for several rare neurological diseases. Your family will benefit from our superior experience, capabilities and sincere desire to find better treatments for children. 

Non-Surgical Treatments

Depending on your child’s condition, the first type of treatment may be medications to improve or control symptoms. 

When medications do not improve the condition, your doctor may recommend other treatments such as:

  • Botulinum toxin (Botox®) injections – Relaxes muscles for spasticity, migraines, eye twitching and other neurological conditions
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy – Helps to control or stop tics and other neurological disorders
  • Gene replacement therapy – Delivers a copy of a survival motor neuron (SMA) gene into the motor neuron cells to correct genetic diseases, such as spinal muscular atrophy and Duchenne muscular dystrophy
  • Intrathecal baclofen (ITB) pump – Delivers baclofen into the spinal cord through an implantable pump and catheter to manage spasticity
  • Ketogenic diet – Helps control seizures for certain types of epilepsy
  • Lifestyle and nutritional counseling
  • Occupational, physical and speech therapy – Helps your child learn new skills and ways to adapt to mobility, speech and everyday activity challenges
  • Spinal taps (lumbar puncture) – Treats many different neurological conditions; sometimes by injecting anesthetic medications or other medications into the cerebrospinal fluid
  • Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) – Uses electric pulses to the brain to stop a seizure 


Find the surgical treatments your doctor may recommend to treat your child's condition.

Treatment Follow-Up Care

We will provide ongoing care for all the brain and nerve conditions we treat for your child from birth through age 18. We work with your child’s pediatric primary care provider to manage neurological conditions.

Online Support for Families

Learn more about conditions and treatments and gain support from other families living with neurological diseases.

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