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How to Find the Right Pediatric Neurologist

Finding the right child neurologist can be intimidating for all parents, especially for parents of children stricken with epileptic seizures or other neurological conditions like: unexplained migraine headaches, movement disorders like Tourette’s and tic disorders, cognitive and attention disorders like ADHD/ADD, learning problems, traumatic brain injuries and concussions, autistic spectrum disorders, unexplained psychiatric symptoms, etc. At Neurology Center for Epilepsy and Seizures, we focus on a comprehensive approach to our pediatric neurological care, always striving to find the root cause of complicated presentations before formulating a thorough treatment plan.

We provide the highest quality medical care AND will make your child comfortable with our empathetic management with the ultimate goal of improving the quality of life for each child we see. We are well versed in diagnosing complicated neurological presentations and routinely solve the mysteries of the brain for which many patients see us for. We empower our pediatric patients with the knowledge they need to successfully maintain their confidence as they grow in this world.

As a practice that specializes in both pediatric and adult neurological care – focusing on epilepsy and seizure disorders – we provide the continuity of care that all patients deserve to have. We are a team that provides lifelong neurological care for all who benefit from our expertise.

Pediatric Neurology

Neurology is the branch of medicine that deals with the brain and nervous system. Neurologists work in many different areas, but a pediatric neurologist often focuses on pediatric neurology seizures and pediatric epilepsy. Pediatric neurologists also treat seizures, headaches, migraines, abnormal movements, concussions, traumatic brain injuries, neuromuscular disorders, ADD/ADHD, strokes, tics, tremors, Tourette’s Syndrome, and other neurological disorders. We may also be part of a care team for complex multi-system disorders.

Pediatric Seizures

A seizure refers to unusual electrical activity in the brain. This electrical activity interrupts the brain’s normal functioning. Seizures can range in impact from hardly noticeable to severely disrupting. Seizures can occur on their own or as the result of other conditions. They can be genetic but may also be brought on by trauma. People may have isolated seizures; for example, high fevers are associated with seizures in children. When a person has multiple seizures without an immediate external cause, the diagnosis is epilepsy.

Pediatric Epileptologist

By working with a neurologist, you can help manage your child’s epilepsy. An epilepsy specialist is trained to diagnose epilepsy in children, investigate other possible causes of seizures, and handle age-appropriate methods for managing the seizures. Because children’s bodies are different from adults, they often metabolize medications differently. In addition, not all adult medicines are approved for use in pediatric patients. That is why it is important to have a pediatric epileptologist treat your child’s seizures.

Contact Us

When you first decide that your child needs a neurologist, it can feel frightening. However, you are not alone. At Neuro Center NJ, our caring team of dedicated health professionals is here to help you and your child. We can get the correct diagnosis for your child and develop a treatment plan specifically tailored to help them. Contact us today to get started.

Looking for an pediatric appointment at the Neurology Center for Epilepsy and Seizures. Call the office or schedule an appointment online today.

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