At Mission Children's Hospital, our pediatric neurology team works together to diagnose problems and develop a treatment plan that can help the child have a more fulfilling life and give families some assurance that their child is receiving appropriate care for his or her neurological condition.
Neurological Problems Treated
The following are examples of neurological disorders that we treat:
- Seizure disorders & Epilepsy
- Headaches and numbness and tingling of the limbs
- Tourette’s Syndrome
- Tics and verbal outbursts that can often be confused with a seizure
- Cerebral Palsy
- Multiple Sclerosis
Our team works hard to find an accurate diagnosis so we can most effectively treat your child. We work as a team to reach a diagnosis and treatment plan. Diagnostic tests for pediatric neurology may be performed at the Memorial Campus of Mission Hospital or the Reuter Outpatient Center. These include, but are not limited to:
- CT Scan, X-ray and lab studies
- Lumbar Puncture (testing of spinal fluid)
- Nerve Conduction Study (NCS) - measures electrical signals and intensity and time it takes for muscles to respond.
- Vagal nerve stimulator - surgically implanted device used to control seizure activity.
- Ketogenic diet - working with a dietician, this involves a diet extremely low in carbohydrates. It is helpful for some children with severe seizures.
Treatments may also include education, medication and behavioral counseling for the child or family.
More information on Neurosciences at Mission Hospital can be found on the Mission Neurosciences website.
Referrals, along with patient records, can be faxed to the following physician offices:
Tadeusz F Poplawski MD - 828-213-1742
William Huffstutter MD - 828-252-7551
Patients and physicians are asked to make sure that copies of scans, MRIs or X-rays are brought to the office visit.