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Comprehensive Pediatric Neurological Care
Neurological disorders in children can be present at birth (congenital), or they can develop as a child grows. While all neurological disorders involve the brain, nerves or spinal column, symptoms can vary greatly depending on the condition.
Signs of a neurological problem may include tremors, seizures, changes in reflexes, severe headaches, muscle rigidity, and delays in developmental milestones. Having your child properly diagnosed and treated can make a major difference in your child’s quality of life today and in the future.
The Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children Neurology practice, part of The Leon Pediatric Neuroscience Center of Excellence, features a multidisciplinary team of pediatric neurology experts offering advanced treatments for a wide range of neurological conditions, including:
- Autism spectrum disorders
- Brain and nervous system tumors
- Childhood epilepsy and seizures
- Congenital brain anomalies including hydrocephalus
- Concussion and head injuries
- Developmental delays
- Headaches and migraines
- Neonatal seizures
- Neurocutaneous syndromes: Neurofibromatosis, Tuberous Sclerosis
- Neuromuscular disorders
- Metabolic diseases affecting the nervous system
- Multiple sclerosis
- Spina Bifida
- Tics and Tourette syndrome
Doctors at the Leon Pediatric Neuroscience Center of Excellence use various tests to diagnose possible neurological conditions in infants and children. These may include motor function, balance, reflex and sensory exams, and more advanced tests to address the health of the muscles and nerves, and the transmission of electrical signals within the brain. Diagnosing a child’s neurological condition may also involve genetic testing through the Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children Division of Genetics.
Our physicians use a full range of integrative medical treatments, from pharmacological therapies to holistic approaches including ketogenic diet plans for the treatment of seizures. Patients and their families may also be educated on lifestyle strategies to minimize the onset of symptoms and to support ongoing healing.
Your doctor’s neurologist may involve other Orlando Health Arnold Palmer specialists in your child’s care, as needed, to provide the most comprehensive and effective treatments possible. Our Leon Pediatric Neuroscience Center of Excellence involves the participation of pediatric neurosurgeons, craniofacial surgeons, neuropsychologists, behavioral and development specialists, pediatric geneticists, dietitians, Child Life specialists, rehabilitation specialists, social service counselors and specialty nurses.
The following programs offer multidisciplinary care for specific neurological conditions:
- Pediatric Craniosynostosis Program
- Pediatric Concussion Program
- Pediatric Epilepsy Center
- Pediatric Plagiocephaly Program
- Pediatric Spasticity Program
- Pediatric Spina Bifida Program
- Haley Center for Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Neurofibromatosis Program
- Tuberous Sclerosis Program
For more information, or to schedule an appointment with Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children Neurology, please call (321) 842-6671.