Neurological problems in childhood can occur at any time, from birth to adulthood. Many can cause delays in development. They can affect the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves, and the muscles.
Some disorders such as cerebral palsy can be permanent but vary in severity, and other disorders such as epilepsy can disappear as a child matures.
Many neurological disorders can affect limited parts of the brain, or the entire brain. Some disorders, such as strokes, occur once and can have permanent consequences. Others, like epilepsy, are more chronic with recurrent electrical storms of the brain. And some disorders may cause slow deterioration of the brain, spinal cord or muscles.
What UCSD Offers
The Pediatric Neurology Clinic at Rady Children’s Hospital offers comprehensive services to evaluate and manage neurological disorders of childhood. Our group includes neurologists engaged in general neurology and in subspecialties such as epilepsy, muscles diseases, neuro-oncology, headaches and metabolic diseases.
Many of our neurologists are also involved in clinical research that leads to new discoveries about neurological diseases and potential treatments.