Pediatric Neurology Specialist

PANDA Neurology & Atlanta Headache Specialists

Neurology Specialists & Headache Specialists located in Atlanta, GA

Your dedicated pediatric neurologist can help your child with problems with their nervous system, including seizures, developmental issues, and headaches. If your child needs to see a neurologist, the compassionate board-certified physicians at PANDA Neurology & Atlanta Headache Specialists are available to help. Book your pediatric neurology appointment at this Atlanta-based practice directly through the website. You can also call to speak with a team member directly.

Pediatric Neurology Q & A

Why does my child need a pediatric neurologist?

A pediatric neurologist is a specialist who has extensive training in all conditions that affect the nervous system of babies, children, and teens. Your child may be referred to a pediatric neurologist if they experience or develop:

  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Headaches or migraines
  • Developmental delays
  • Muscular dystrophy 
  • Epilepsy (seizures)
  • Tourette’s syndrome
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Brain tumors
  • Autism 
  • Tics

Your child might also need to see a pediatric neurologist if they have neurological complications because of other chronic disorders. 

What happens during a pediatric neurology appointment?

The compassionate team at PANDA Neurology & Atlanta Headache Specialists understands how overwhelming it can be for your child to undergo pediatric neurology care. They work together to ensure you and your child understand every step of the diagnostic and treatment process. 

During your initial evaluation, your pediatric neurologist evaluates your child’s previous medical history and talks with you about their symptoms. Your doctor may need to order one or more of the following screenings:

  • X-ray, CT scan, or MRI 
  • Blood draw or urinalysis 
  • Electroencephalogram (EEG)

Once your pediatric neurologist gets results back from any essential testing, they sit and talk with you and your child about treatment options, so you can make informed decisions about your child’s medical care. 

The team at PANDA Neurology & Atlanta Headache Specialists is even happy to provide you with a second opinion about your child’s diagnosis or treatment. 

Which pediatric neurology treatments are available?

PANDA Neurology & Atlanta Headache Specialists is home to board-certified physicians who specialize in the latest advancements in neurological treatments. Depending on your child’s diagnosis, they may need:

  • Prescription medications
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy 
  • Brain or nerve stimulation treatments
  • Botox® or Dysport® injections (for migraine)
  • Specialized diet, such as the ketogenic diet for seizure disorders

Your doctor can even help your child get started on a clinical trial, depending on their diagnosis. But if conservative treatments aren’t effective for your child, the team at PANDA Neurology & Atlanta Headache Specialists can also provide surgical solutions. Usually, though, surgery is the last resort.

Learn more about pediatric neurology services offered at PANDA Neurology & Atlanta Headache Specialists by booking an appointment. Schedule either online or over the phone.