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Pediatric Neurological Conditions

Our dedicated neurology specialists provide compassionate and comprehensive care to children with pediatric neurological conditions. Our physicians specialize in pediatric neurology and neurosurgery for patients from infancy through childhood, adolescence and early adulthood. At Banner Children’s, we understand that these are some of life’s biggest moments. Know that we’re not only here for your child, but for you as a parent as well.

What Causes Pediatric Neurological Conditions?

Pediatric neurological conditions are most related to birth complications, infections that occur during the neonatal period and genetics. Conditions developed after birth are less common but possible. These conditions could result from traumatic injury or serious infection.

Pediatric Neurological Conditions Banner Children’s Treats

We care for a broad range of pediatric neurological conditions, including:

  • Ataxia
  • Brain and spine trauma
  • Central nervous system trauma
  • Chiari malformations
  • Craniofacial abnormalities
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Concussion
  • Craniofacial
  • Developmental problems
  • Epilepsy and other seizure disorders
  • Head injury
  • Headaches
  • Infections affecting the brain
  • Movement disorders
  • Neurologic issues in premature and full-term infants
  • Seizure disorders
  • Sleep problems
  • Spina Bifida

Symptoms by Age Range

While symptoms vary depending on the cause and type of neurological condition, symptoms may also appear differently depending on your child’s age range. If your child is showing or expressing any of these symptoms, reach out to your pediatrician.

Neonatal Neurological Symptoms

The term neonatal refers to a newborn during the first few weeks of life. Warning signs of developmental issues in newborns may include fussiness, abnormal movements and difficulty feeding. If left untreated, these issues can continue into the toddler years and potentially cause developmental delays. As your child develops, our teams use a multidisciplinary approach to ensure your child receives the right comprehensive care, should they have any motor or speech delays.

Neurological Symptoms in Young Children

Children as young as three may start to experience headaches, tics and seizures along with other symptoms. It is important to monitor your child if they express headaches or loss of sight, or if you notice loss of memory or loss of muscle strength and schedule an appointment with your pediatrician to discuss your concerns. Once in our care, Banner Children’s neurologists will work closely with you and your child to determine a diagnosis and treatment plan to get your child back to their childhood.

Neurological Symptoms in Teenagers

For teenagers, the most common symptoms are headaches, seizures and back pain. Neurological disorders are more likely to present themselves in these formative years, so it is important to listen to and understand your child’s needs. If symptoms persist, talk to your pediatrician and pediatric neurologist to ensure your child gets the care they need.

Our patients range from tiny to almost grown-up, but there’s nothing small about the medicine we practice. Trust the experts at Banner Children’s to help you and your child with all your pediatric health care needs.