October 30th, 2013 | Migraines and other headaches aren’t just for grown-ups. Up to eight percent of children will experience a headache by the tender age of three. That number jumps to almost 50 percent by the time they reach seven. And puberty is prime time for the migraine to first rear its head. The good news is that in the vast majority of cases, headaches… Continue Reading
It Takes Smarts and Backbone to Treat Children with Brain and Spine Disorders
The neurologists and neurosurgeons at Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health treat brain, spinal cord and nervous system injuries, diseases and disorders in children. Our physicians and surgeons manage complex neurologic problems in children, from infants to young adults. Our neurology and neurosurgery teams take pride in being ranked annually on the U.S.News & World Report list of best children’s hospitals.
The Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health neurology and neurosurgery teams provide comprehensive and seamless care for families. Our teams see patients from Indiana and throughout the Midwest and routinely treat the most complicated issues. Because we’re committed to treating any neurological need a patient may have, our teams have developed a number of specialty clinics, including those for headache and other chronic needs. We also have the only comprehensive pediatric surgical epilepsy program in Indiana.
Pediatric neurologists provide expert evaluation and management of childhood neurologic disorders. Our services include treatment of brain and spinal cord diseases, seizures, strokes, tumors, neuromuscular disorders, sleep disorders, neurodegenerative diseases and other genetic and non-genetic conditions involving the nervous system.
Riley Child Neurology at IU Health is the largest pediatric neurology group in Indiana, a member of IU Health Physicians and a section of IU School of Medicine. Our team has general and subspecialty centers with the disciplines necessary to treat multiple diseases in one location.
The pediatric neurosurgery team at Riley at IU Health consists of highly skilled and highly trained neurosurgeons. All are fellowship trained and board certified, which means they all received extra training in order to become pediatric neurosurgeons. Our team guides families from the anxiety of diagnosis through the process of surgery and recovery.
Our team of neurosurgeons treats children for a multitude of brain, spinal cord and nervous system conditions. Our surgical services include treatment of moyamoya disease, tethered spinal cord, seizures, spina bifida, cerebrovascular malformations, brain and spinal cord tumors, hydrocephalus, craniofacial malformations, trauma, congenital spine abnormalities, chiari malformations and spasticity.