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Pediatric Neurology Specialist

Texas Pediatric Specialties and Family Sleep Center

Adult Sleep Medicine, Pediatric Pulmonary and Sleep & Pediatric Neurologist located in San Antonio and New Braunfels

If your child has a problem that involves their central nervous system, you need the expertise and guidance of a pediatric neurologist. At Texas Pediatric Specialties and Family Sleep Center, the pediatric team includes neurologists who understand the unique considerations that come with pediatric neurological issues. For expert pediatric neurology, call one of the two San Antonio-based clinics in Nix Alamo Heights, Shavano Park, and Lockhill-Selma, Texas, or make an appointment online.

Pediatric Neurology Q & A

What is pediatric neurology?

Pediatric neurology is specialized care for a child who has issues that involve their central nervous system, which includes their:

  • Brain
  • Spinal cord
  • Muscles
  • Nerves

The pediatric neurologists at Texas Pediatric Specialties and Family Sleep Center combine their extensive neurological training with an appreciation of the special needs that come with diagnosing and treating medical issues in children.

The neurological experts at Texas Pediatric Specialties and Family Sleep Center often work in tandem with other doctors to ensure your child’s healthcare needs are covered from every angle. 

What are the common pediatric neurological problems?

The most common neurological problems among children include:

  • Epilepsy or seizure disorders
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Head injuries, including concussion
  • Congenital defects of the brain and spinal cord
  • Developmental disorders, including delayed speech, motor milestones, and coordination issues
  • Headaches and migraines
  • 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

While this list is extensive, there other conditions that fall under pediatric neurology, which the specialists at Texas Pediatric Specialties and Family Sleep Center can help you navigate.

What services are provided under pediatric neurology?

Neurological conditions and disorders in children are highly complex and often take a multi-pronged effort by a team of doctors to ensure that your child’s needs are met. At Texas Pediatric Specialties and Family Sleep Center, your doctor is able to diagnose neurological conditions using the latest tools available, including:

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

In addition to these tools, your doctor thoroughly reviews the symptoms and your child’s health and pays close attention to any genetic disorders that may be hereditary.

Once your doctor diagnoses your child, they design the best treatment plan for your circumstances, which takes into account your child’s environment, age, and quality of life. From the moment they exit the womb, children develop at a dizzying rate and your pediatric neurologist is there to ensure that important neurological milestones are met and quickly steps in when there’s a problem.

To learn more about the pediatric neurology services at Texas Pediatric Specialties and Family Sleep Center, call or use the online scheduler to set up a consultation.