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Neurology Disorders Specialist

Texas Pediatric Specialties and Family Sleep Center

Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine & Pediatric Neurologists located in Shavano Park, San Antonio, TX & Lockhill-Selma, San Antonio, TX

There are more than 600 diseases of the brain or nervous system that fall under neurological disorders and require specialized care. At Texas Pediatric Specialties and Family Sleep Center, the team includes neurological experts, including pediatric neurologists, who help untangle these complex conditions, getting you the help you need. To learn more about the neurology services at Texas Pediatric Specialties and Family Sleep Center, call one of the two San Antonio-based clinics in Nix Alamo Heights, Shavano Park, and Lockhill-Selma, Texas. You may also make an appointment using the online scheduling tool.

Neurology Disorders Q & A

What are the most common neurological disorders?

Given the sheer number of problems that can affect your brain or your nervous system, it’s impossible to list them all here. That said, there are some neurological disorders that are more common than others, including:

  • Epilepsy or seizure disorders
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Head injuries, including concussion
  • Aneurysm
  • Post-herpetic neuralgia
  • Congenital defects of the brain and spinal cord
  • Developmental disorders, including delayed speech, motor milestones, and coordination issues
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Narcolepsy
  • Behavioral disorders, including attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), school failure, autism, and sleep problems
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Neurogenetic disorders
  • Neuromuscular disorders
  • Strokes
  • Tic disorders, including Tourette syndrome
  • Tubular sclerosis
  • Brain or spinal cord tumors
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Alzheimer’s disease

This list is by no means comprehensive, but it gives you an idea of the many conditions that can involve your brain and nervous system.

What causes neurological disorders?

Neurological disorders develop for many reasons, including:

  • Trauma or injury
  • Faulty genes
  • Degenerative conditions
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Seizure disorders
  • Cancer
  • Infection

The best way to determine what’s causing you or your child’s neurological disorder is to seek the help of the experts at Texas Pediatric Specialties and Family Sleep Center.

How are neurological disorders diagnosed?

Because of the complexity of most neurological disorders, there’s no single diagnostic tool. Rather, the team at Texas Pediatric Specialties and Family Sleep Center relies on a review of your symptoms, as well as one or more of the following:

  • Electroencephalogram (EEG)
  • The Quotient Test for ADHD
  • Advanced brain imaging
  • Blood tests

Again, the tools the team uses depends upon your unique situation, but, rest assured, they offer the latest diagnostic protocols.

How are neurological disorders treated?

This is a difficult question to answer as it depends entirely upon your diagnosis. Once your doctor at Texas Pediatric Specialties and Family Sleep Center identifies your neurological disorder, they determine whether they can treat it at its source or manage the symptoms to improve your quality of life.

As an example, if you suffer from chronic migraines, your doctor may prescribe medications to reduce the frequency and discomfort of these headaches, as well as set up a trigger management plan to avoid them in the first place. 

If you suspect you or your child may have a neurological disorder of some kind, please call Texas Pediatric Specialties and Family Sleep Center or use the online scheduling tool to request an appointment.