Children's Brain and Nervous System


As a parent, you may think you’re in charge of your children. But when it comes to the inner workings of your child’s body, the brain and nerves are in control. Nerves are in constant touch with the body’s organs and muscles, delivering commands from the brain and bringing information back.

Sometimes, though, something goes wrong with the flow of information between the brain and the rest of the body, either because of an injury, illness or a condition that your child was born with. In that case, you and your child might need help from a specialist known as a pediatric neurologist.

Neurological conditions can affect your child’s ability to think, remember, reason and make behavior choices, as well as physical functions. 

The pediatricians and specialists in pediatric neurology at Mercy Kids and Mercy Clinics are trained to deal with a vast array of conditions that affect the brain and nervous system, including:

  • Developmental disorders
  • Developmental delays
  • Learning disorders
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Autism
  • Brain injuries
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Epilepsy and seizure
  • Headaches
  • Movement disorders, including tics

Mercy Pediatric Neurology

Dr. Steven Rothman

Mercy’s pediatricians and specialists in pediatric neurology can provide an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan, then coordinate care with our specialists to provide both physical and behavioral therapy for long-term conditions. We also have a strong commitment to communicating with you, providing information and reassurance that your child is on the road to overcoming his or her condition.

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