Anaplastic astrocytomas are brain tumors that can affect memory, language development and other symptoms. Learn more.
Conditions We Treat in Neurology
Pediatric ataxia is degenerative disease of the nervous system that impacts muscle coordination. Learn more about how to manage a child’s symptoms.
Behavioral neurology specialists treat children who have problems with behavior, memory and thinking. Learn more.
Bell’s palsy causes sudden-onset weakness or paralysis of one half of the face, but usually resolves within weeks or months. Learn more about this condition.
A brain abscess is a collection of pus, cells or other material in the brain, usually caused by a bacterial or fungal infection. Learn more about how an abscess can affect someone.
Cerebrovascular disease occurs when there is damage or blockage that impacts blood flow to the brain. Learn about the types of cerebrovascular disease.
Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT) is an inherited condition that affects movements such as walking and speaking, among other symptoms. Learn more.
Learn about pediatric chorea, a condition that causes uncontrolled twitches or large muscle spasms.
Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP) causes progressive weakness and reduced function in the arms and legs. Learn more about this condition.
Congenital myopathy is a type of rare, congenital disease that affects the muscles. Learn how myopathies affect everyday life.
Learn more about pediatric conversion disorder, a mental condition where a child has physical symptoms that can’t be explained by a medical reason.
Craniopharyngioma is non-cancerous tumor that grows near the pituitary gland in the brain. Learn about the symptoms of these benign tumors.
Medical experts have developed checklists of "developmental milestones." These milestones describe skill sets that children should meet by certain ages. Your child's ability to crawl, sit up, speak, and hold objects—and even throw tantrums—are a few examples.
Developmental testing can help you and your child’s care team understand challenges they are facing. Learn more about how we can help find a diagnosis.
Disorders of gait and movement impact a person’s ability to get around normally. Learn about the underlying neurological causes of these conditions.
Pediatric dystonia causes continual, painful muscle contractions that move in opposition. Learn more about how these painful, involuntary spasms impact a child’s life.
Guillain-Barre syndrome causes the immune system to attack the nerves mistakenly. Learn what this does to the body over time.
Head trauma is a broad description of a wide range of injuries that occur to the head and brain. Learn more about the injuries, causes and symptoms.
A hemorrhagic stroke occurs when a blood vessel in the brain ruptures and blood gathers, creating pressure on the surrounding tissue. Learn more.
Spinal trauma is a leading cause of permanent disability in children. Learn more about these serious injuries and some of the causes.
Intractable epilepsy is a condition where seizures cannot be controlled with treatment. Learn about how this disorder affects a child’s quality of life.
Sometimes caused by a stroke, intraventricular hemorrhage (bleeding in the brain) impairs development and motor function. Learn more about this serious condition.
Microcephaly is a rare disease in which a baby’s brain and head are smaller than normal. Learn more about this neurological condition.
Learn more about pediatric myoclonus, a sudden, involuntary, muscle jerk followed by relaxation. Find information about the types and how they impact a child’s movements.
Myotonic dystrophy causes muscle weakness and breakdown that worsens over time. Read about this condition that can occur at any age.
Neurological disorders in newborns affect the brain, spine and nerves. Learn about the specific conditions that can occur in babies.
A neurological examination checks a child’s brain, spinal cord and nerve function. Learn about why and how this exam is performed.
Neuromuscular disorders cause problems in the peripheral nervous system, which includes the muscles, nerves and spinal cord. Learn more about this group of disorders.
Paralysis means that you don’t have the muscle control to use a part of your body normally. Learn more about this condition.
Pediatric Parkinson’s disease is a degenerative disease that leads the eventual loss of body function. Learn more about how to manage a child’s symptoms.
Pleomorphic xanthoastrocytomas (PXA) are low-grade brain tumors that typically appear in children who also have temporal lobe epilepsy. Learn more about PXA.
Polyneuropathy cognitive disorders can affect movement and brain activity. Learn more about this group of disorders.
Hypotonia, also called floppy muscle syndrome, means low muscle tone. Find out what causes the condition.
Pilocytic astrocytomas are non-cancerous brain tumors that are unlikely to become cancerous over time. Learn about this rare childhood brain tumor.
Prion disease occurs when prion proteins abnormally gather and fold in the brain, causing brain damage. Learn more about this condition.
Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) causes problems with muscle control and varies in severity. Learn more about this rare disorder.
In children, Sturge-Weber syndrome causes a port-wine stain on the face, along with possible developmental delays and eye problems. Learn more.
Learn more about pediatric Tourette syndrome, a neurological disorder that is marked by repetitive, involuntary muscle movements and sounds.
Tremors and tics cause a child to experience sudden, uncontrollable muscle jerking or patterns. Learn how these conditions affect everyday life.
Ventriculomegaly means that the fluid-filled ventricles in the brain are too large. Learn how this can affect brain development.
Weakness in one or more limbs can make accomplishing everyday tasks difficult. Learn about the situations and conditions that can cause muscle weakness.