A paediatric neurologist’s care is not only for the child but also the people around the child – Khosa Vutomi Hazel

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Paediatric Neurology

What is Paediatric Neurology?

Neurology focuses on the diagnosis & treatment of conditions affecting the nervous system which is made up of the brain, spinal cord, nerves & muscles. All of them work together to keep the body running smoothly. If there are problems with the nervous system, it can have an impact on the entire body. The way you walk, function, & even do daily tasks like picking up a pen or eating can all be severely affected. 

If a child’s nervous system is hampered in any way, they will be referred to a Paediatric Neurologist. Simply put, Paediatric Neurologists treat & manage conditions affected by the nervous system in neonates, children & young adults. The conditions dealt with by a Paediatric Neurologist vary considerably, from relatively simple disorders such as headaches to more complex & rare conditions such as or cerebral palsy, metabolic diseases or neurodegenerative disorders.

What are the most common conditions Paediatric Neurologists treat?

The most common conditions include:

  • Epilepsy & paroxysmal disorders
  • Headaches
  • Muscular dystrophy & other neuromuscular disorders
  • Cerebrovascular disease
  • Brain & spinal injury
  • Infections of the brain & spinal cord
  • Brain & spinal tumours
  • Neuroinflammatory disorders
  • Neurogenetic disorders
  • Cerebral palsy & other movement disorders
  • Inborn errors of metabolism
  • Tourette’s syndrome
  • Neurodevelopmental disorders like Autism & ADHD

When should you consult a paediatric neurologist?

If your child is experiencing one or more of the following symptoms, you need to consult a Paediatric Neurologist:

  • Severe & regular headaches or migraines
  • Regression of any acquired skill & development
  • Lack of balance & coordination
  • Tingling or numbing feeling in arms or legs
  • Shakes & tremors
  • Unexplained walking problems
  • Suspected seizures
  • Delayed responses & slow motor function
  • Regular tics & involuntary movements

What to expect at a paediatric neurology assessment?

All paediatric neurology assessments are delivered by a fully trained Paediatric Neurologist &trained therapists, all of whom are specially trained to work with children. This means that they will naturally be able to navigate questions with your child, though you might be brought in so they can get a better understanding of the problem at hand. During an initial consultation, a Paediatric Neurologist will assess your child with a variety of techniques. This can include a detailed history taking & examination.

If your child is diagnosed with a neurological condition, the doctor will work with you to come up with a comprehensive management plan.

Paediatric Neurology at Medcare

As a leading healthcare provider across the UAE, Medcare is the first choice for parents seeking Paediatric Neurology treatments in Dubai. With a dedicated paediatric neurology department, Medcare has a range of cutting-edge technologies & treatments available for young patients.

Our paediatric neurology department is catered exclusively towards the children, so you can rest assured that your loved ones will be in good hands. All treatment plans are thoroughly devised to ensure you get a child-centered & structured care & management they need to overcome or handle their condition.

Why choose Medcare? 

  • Qualified doctors: Our doctors are the best in their field, combining their expertise with years of experience to deliver a holistic treatment approach like no other. Actively involved in academia & always working to deliver the best practices & approaches, Medcare doctors truly care about the patients they work with. 
  • State-of-the-art facilities equipment: Touted as providing the best medical care in Dubai, we work hard to keep our equipment & facilities at par with the world’s best healthcare organizations to provide high quality standard of care.  
  • Excellent service attention to detail: As a compassionate team, we always strive to offer excellent service so our patients can feel at ease & comfortable in their surroundings.
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