Pediatric neurology is a medical specialty that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of neurological disorders in children from birth to adolescence.
Pediatric neurologists are physicians who have specialized training in the diagnosis and treatment of neurological disorders in children. They work closely with other healthcare professionals, such as pediatricians, neurosurgeons, and physical therapists, to provide comprehensive care for children with neurological conditions.
Some of the common neurological disorders in children include:
Epilepsy: A condition characterized by recurrent seizures, which are caused by abnormal electrical activity in the brain.
Cerebral Palsy: A group of disorders that affect a child's ability to move and maintain balance and posture.
Developmental Delay: A condition in which a child does not meet developmental milestones at the expected age.
Headaches: A common condition that can be caused by a variety of factors, including tension, migraine, or sinus problems.
Neuromuscular Disorders: A group of conditions that affect the nerves and muscles, causing weakness and/or abnormal movements.
Pediatric neurologists use a variety of diagnostic tools to assess and diagnose neurological disorders in children, such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), electroencephalography (EEG), and nerve conduction studies.
Treatment for neurological disorders in children may include medications, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, and/or surgery, depending on the specific condition and severity of symptoms.
At Koru Hospitals, our pediatric neurologists work with a multidisciplinary team to provide personalized care for children with neurological disorders. We are committed to using the latest advancements in technology and research to ensure the best possible outcomes for our patients.