Finding specialists who can manage your child’s unique health needs isn’t always easy. At Midwest Neurology Associates, P.C. located in Dyer, Indiana, our experienced pediatric neurologist, Mazen Almidani, MD, can provide the care your child needs to manage any condition that affects their nervous system. To schedule an appointment with the pediatric neurology specialist, contact the office by phone or online today.
What is pediatric neurology?
Pediatric neurology is a medical specialty focused on health issues that affect the nervous system in children, which includes the brain, spinal cord, and nerves.
At Midwest Neurology Associates, P.C., Dr. Almidani, a board-certified pediatric neurologist, provides highly specialized care. After completing his residency in pediatrics, Dr. Almidani received fellowship training in pediatric neurology to be able to diagnose and manage nervous system conditions that affect children.
What pediatric neurology services are available?
At Midwest Neurology Associates, P.C., the team provides comprehensive care for many pediatric neurology conditions. Some of the services offered for pediatric neurology include:
- Managing simple and complicated epilepsy
- Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
- Cerebral palsy
- Management of muscle tone or spasticity
- Movement disorders
The pediatric neurology specialists also treat pediatric headaches and migraines with the option for Botox® injections for those children suffering from chronic migraines (15 or more migraines a month).
The neurology team also offers genetic testing and evaluates kids with developmental delays, brain malformations, and other suspected disorders.
Will my child need any special tests?
Depending on your child’s needs, the team at Midwest Neurology Associates, P.C., may conduct testing to further evaluate your child’s nervous system.
In addition to genetic testing, the team may perform an electroencephalogram (EEG). This painless test monitors electrical activity in your child’s brain and is used to confirm or rule out a seizure disorder.
Diagnostic imaging may also be requested, such as a CT scan or MRI. The neurology specialists can interpret the results of these tests, which may be used to rule out or confirm a diagnosis or help direct your child’s treatment plan.
What are pediatric neurology treatments?
Pediatric neurology treatments at Midwest Neurology Associates, P.C., are tailored to your child’s specific neurological needs. Treatment may include:
- Behavioral therapy
- Physical, occupational, or speech therapy
The pediatric neurology specialists may also help you with your child’s individualized education plan (IEP) to ensure they get all the services they need at school.
What happens after my child turns 18?
The pediatric neurologist at Midwest Neurology Associates, P.C, sees children and adults, which is an important part of care once your child turns 18, so they are not discharged. Dr. Almidani continues to see and treat your child throughout adulthood.
For expert pediatric neurology care from a team of experts, call Midwest Neurology Associates, P.C., contact the office by phone or online today.