Seizures Specialist

PANDA Neurology & Atlanta Headache Specialists

Neurology Specialists & Headache Specialists located in Atlanta, GA

In a given year, as many as 150,000 Americans are diagnosed with epilepsy — a disorder of your central nervous system that leads to seizures. If you or your child has a history of seizures, the expert team of board-certified neurologists at PANDA Neurology & Atlanta Headache Specialists can help. Book your seizure evaluation at this Atlanta-based practice directly through the website or call to speak with a team member.

Seizures Q & A

What is a seizure?

Your brain cells communicate with one another by sending out electrical discharges. When you have a seizure, it means that either parts of your brain, or your entire brain, create abnormal electrical discharges. Below are descriptions of some of the different types of seizures.

Focal seizures

Focal seizures make up about 60% of epileptic seizures. Previously known as “partial seizures,” focal seizures occur when you have abnormal electrical activity in just one area of your brain. 

Generalized seizures

Generalized seizures, which affect more than 30% of people with epilepsy, involve abnormal electrical activity in all areas of your brain.

What are the symptoms of seizures?

Seizures can lead to a wide variety of symptoms, including loss of consciousness in some cases. When you have a seizure, you may experience:

  • Uncontrollable jerking movements of your extremities 
  • Confusion or loss of awareness
  • Muscle spasms or twitching 
  • Staring spells

The symptoms you experience with a seizure can vary from mild to severe and can be different from seizure to seizure. Because ongoing issues with seizures can be dangerous for your well-being and can lower your quality of life, PANDA Neurology & Atlanta Headache Specialists is diligent about finding the best possible solution for your needs. 

How are seizures treated?

Treating seizures often involves a personalized combination of treatments that are tailored to your diagnosis and the severity of the seizures you experience. Your physician from PANDA Neurology & Atlanta Headache Specialists will discuss with you the recommended treatment options.

PANDA Neurology & Atlanta Headache Specialists also offers clinical trials in the field of epilepsy if you’re interested in a new or alternative type of seizure solution. 

Schedule your seizure exam at PANDA Neurology & Atlanta Headache Specialists by clicking on the online scheduler. You can also call to book a visit over the phone.