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Pediatric neurological care

Neurological care is the practice of medicine that focuses on the treatment, function and diagnosis of diseases relating to the nerves and nervous system. Pediatric neurologists and neurosurgeons treat disorders in children that affect their brains or spinal cords.

Pediatric neurology in Asheville, North Carolina

If your child needs neurological care, our specialists can help.

At Mission Children's Hospital, located in Mission Hospital, we offer the region's only board-certified neurologists with specialized pediatric training. We help your child feel comfortable and safe while treating disorders of the brain, spine and nervous system.

Pediatric neurological conditions we treat

Our children's neurology team has experience treating many conditions, including:

  • Brain tumors
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Chronic headache
  • Developmental delays
  • Epilepsy
  • Metabolic disorders
  • Migraine
  • Movement disorders
  • Neuromuscular diseases
  • Seizure disorders
  • Stroke
  • Tourette's syndrome
  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • Tremors

Our children's neurology services

Our department has been specially designed to be kid-friendly so your child feels more comfortable while receiving neurological treatment.

Pediatric neurosurgery

These are some of the surgeries we offer:

  • Biopsy
  • Embolization (removing blood flow to an aneurysm)
  • Microvascular clipping (removing the artery supplying blood to an aneurysm)
  • Nerve repair or removal
  • Trauma surgery
  • Tumor removal

Pediatric twilight sedation

For certain procedures we may be able to offer your child twilight sedation, which is safer than general anesthesia and allows your child to stay awake and pain-free.

Pediatric neurology rehab program

We offer several kinds of therapies, both inpatient and outpatient. These programs are designed to help your child improve functioning after acute treatment or a severe condition, such as a stroke. If your child needs more than one kind of therapy, our therapists will work with you on a treatment plan.

Physical therapy

Simply put, physical therapy helps your child move more easily. It focuses on gross motor skills (large movements) such as running and jumping, as well as balance and coordination. This can help your child return to their full abilities faster.

Occupational therapy

Pediatric occupational therapy helps your child strengthen fine motor skills, such as holding a fork or pencil. This can help your child become more independent at everyday tasks like dressing, bathing and doing homework.

Speech and language therapy

Speech and language therapy can help your child with communication problems. These include difficulties with language, being understood and understanding others. They can also help if your child has problems with eating and swallowing.

Nonsurgical care provided by our pediatric neurologists

As part of your child's treatment plan, our registered dietitians will assess your child and provide medical nutrition therapy, counseling and guidance as your child recovers. We will monitor weight and growth and give recommendations about diet, nutrition and lifestyle changes to help your child thrive.

Children's neurology support services

Our supportive professionals help you and your child feel more at ease during a stressful time. Our hospital offers the only child life program in Western North Carolina. These specialists have advanced education and training in specific techniques, therapeutic activities and play to help your child relax and feel calmer.

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