Conditions We Treat in Neurology

Conditions We Treat in Neurology


Anaplastic Astrocytoma

Anaplastic astrocytomas are brain tumors that can affect memory, language development and other symptoms. Learn more.

Pediatric Ataxia

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

Behavioral neurology specialists treat children who have problems with behavior, memory and thinking. Learn more.

Bell’s Palsy

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.

Pediatric Brain Abscess

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.

Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease (CMT)

Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT) is an inherited condition that affects movements such as walking and speaking, among other symptoms. Learn more.

Pediatric Chorea

Learn about pediatric chorea, a condition that causes uncontrolled twitches or large muscle spasms.

Congenital Myopathy

Congenital myopathy is a type of rare, congenital disease that affects the muscles. Learn how myopathies affect everyday life.

Pediatric Conversion Disorder

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.

Developmental Delay

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

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

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

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

Guillain-Barre syndrome causes the immune system to attack the nerves mistakenly. Learn what this does to the body over time.

Head Trauma

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.

Hemorrhagic Stroke

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

Spinal trauma is a leading cause of permanent disability in children. Learn more about these serious injuries and some of the causes.

Intractable Epilepsy

Intractable epilepsy is a condition where seizures cannot be controlled with treatment. Learn about how this disorder affects a child’s quality of life.

Intraventricular Hemorrhage and Stroke

Sometimes caused by a stroke, intraventricular hemorrhage (bleeding in the brain) impairs development and motor function. Learn more about this serious condition.

Pediatric Microcephaly

Microcephaly is a rare disease in which a baby’s brain and head are smaller than normal. Learn more about this neurological condition.

Pediatric Myoclonus

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

Myotonic dystrophy causes muscle weakness and breakdown that worsens over time. Read about this condition that can occur at any age.

Neurological Examination

A neurological examination checks a child’s brain, spinal cord and nerve function. Learn about why and how this exam is performed.

Neuromuscular Disorders

Neuromuscular disorders cause problems in the peripheral nervous system, which includes the muscles, nerves and spinal cord. Learn more about this group of disorders.

Pediatric Paralysis

Paralysis means that you don’t have the muscle control to use a part of your body normally. Learn more about this condition.

Parkinson’s Disease

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 Xanthoastrocytoma

Pleomorphic xanthoastrocytomas (PXA) are low-grade brain tumors that typically appear in children who also have temporal lobe epilepsy. Learn more about PXA.

Pilocytic Astrocytoma

Pilocytic astrocytomas are non-cancerous brain tumors that are unlikely to become cancerous over time. Learn about this rare childhood brain tumor.

Pediatric Prion Diseases

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)

Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) causes problems with muscle control and varies in severity. Learn more about this rare disorder.

Sturge-Weber Syndrome

In children, Sturge-Weber syndrome causes a port-wine stain on the face, along with possible developmental delays and eye problems. Learn more.

Pediatric Tourette Syndrome

Learn more about pediatric Tourette syndrome, a neurological disorder that is marked by repetitive, involuntary muscle movements and sounds.

Tremors and Tics

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 of One or More Limbs

Weakness in one or more limbs can make accomplishing everyday tasks difficult. Learn about the situations and conditions that can cause muscle weakness.


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