Pediatric Neurology Specialist

Complete Neurological Care

Adult and Child Neurology & Epileptology located in New York & New Jersey

Pediatric neurology is a field devoted to treating problems that affect the brain, nervous system, and muscles in children and teens. The exceptional pediatric neurologists at Complete Neurological Care create personalized treatment plans that help children reach their full potential. To schedule an appointment, book online or call the nearest office today. There are five locations in New York City — the Forest Hills and Astoria neighborhoods in Queens, the Financial District, Midtown, and Washington Heights neighborhoods in Manhattan — as well as offices in Valley Stream and Hicksville, New York, and Passaic, New Jersey.

Pediatric Neurology Q & A

What is pediatric neurology?

Pediatric neurology is a specialized field that focuses on diagnosing and treating problems in the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves, and muscles of infants, children, and adolescents.

After completing four years of medical school, pediatric neurologists complete a residency in general pediatrics and three years of residency training in child neurology, which also includes a year of training in adult neurology.

Some also spend another year or two completing fellowship training. During their fellowship, they learn a subspecialty such as epilepsy or neuromuscular diseases.

What conditions do pediatric neurologists treat?

The pediatric neurologists at Complete Neurological Care diagnose and treat the full spectrum of neurological conditions affecting children and teens. These are only a few examples of the health conditions they frequently treat:

  • Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Autism
  • Tremors
  • Developmental delays
  • Concussions (traumatic brain injuries)
  • Epilepsy and seizures
  • Sleep disorders
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Parkinsonism
  • Brain tumors
  • Neuropathy
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Tic disorders (Tourette syndrome)

Children may have many different types of neuromuscular disorders. In addition to those already on the list, like muscular dystrophy, this group includes dystonia (abnormal muscle contractions), hypotonia (muscle weakness), and ataxias (loss of muscle control).

Does pediatric neurology include neurosurgery?

While parents should never need to think about neurosurgery for their child, many conditions may ultimately need surgical intervention. The compassionate pediatric neurologists at Complete Neurological Care have extensive training and skills in children’s neurosurgery.

What should I expect during a pediatric neurology consultation?

The first thing you should know about the pediatric neurologists at Complete Neurological Care is that they have years of experience working with children. They know how to help children (and parents) feel comfortable, whether during their examination or while they have diagnostic tests or medical procedures.

During your first visit, your pediatric neurologist talks with you about your child’s symptoms, behaviors, and general medical history. The next step includes diagnostic testing to accurately diagnose the cause of their symptoms.

Complete Neurological Care takes care of many diagnostic procedures in the office, which makes the process less stressful for children. As soon as they have an accurate diagnosis, your provider recommends a customized treatment plan designed to meet the unique needs of your child.

If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, call Complete Neurological Care, or schedule an appointment online today.