Neurological trauma can occur when a child or adolescent is exposed to hard impact centered around the cranial region. These might occur as direct blows to the head or as the result of a fall or another type of accident (concussive explosions and car crashes).
How long does a neurological evaluation take?
Neurological evaluations can take up to an hour, introductory processes included, and the doctor may test for any number of nervous system functions and reflexes, including balance, motor function, sight, sensory perception and nerve responses.
Do pediatric neurologists perform surgeries?
While not every pediatric neurologist performs surgery or is trained to, a large share of pediatric neurologists are also licensed as neurosurgeons, which takes added education and training.
What is complex motor stereotypy?
Complex motor stereotypy, also known as a primary motor stereotypy, is when children repeatedly perform involuntary movements of no particular purpose, and is often misdiagnosed as obsessive compulsive tics, according to Johns Hopkins. While not necessarily indicative of a greater risk, it can be a concern to parents.
What are the most common neurological conditions?
Some of the most common neurological conditions seen in children and adolescents are related to development disorders and metabolic diseases, movement and motor impairment, learning disabilities, and after-effects of concussions and traumatic impact.