Our neurology program provides family-centered care for children and teenagers with diseases of the brain and nervous system. Families and primary care physicians team up with our neurologists to find the best ways to meet the particular needs of each child.
Early diagnosis of a neurological problem is helpful. The most common conditions we diagnose and treat are:
• Seizures (first-time seizures, epilepsy and further evaluation of undiagnosed “spells”)
• Migraine headaches
• Nerve and muscle disorders and conditions (muscular dystrophies, inherited neuropathies, myasthenia gravis)
• Movement disorders (tics, Tourette syndrome, tremors and chorea)
If a child needs further testing, we may perform an electroencephalogram (EEG), video EEG, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), electromyography (EMG) or laboratory tests. We share test results and diagnoses with both parents and the referring physician, and together, we develop a plan of treatment and schedule follow-up evaluations.