Conditions

From the beginning of care, through treatment, and into recovery, we provide an experience that’s right for children and families. Children’s National Health System provides a wide range of clinical services and specialties dedicated to improving children’s health.

Brain Tumors

Brain tumors are the most common solid tumors in children.

Epilepsy

Epilepsy is a neurological condition of recurrent unprovoked seizures, fits, or attacks. involving the brain that makes people more susceptible to having recurrent unprovoked seizures. Epilepsy is often associated with comorbidities such as learning disabilities, ADHD, anxiety, and depression.

Headaches

A headache is pain or discomfort in the head or face area. Headaches can be single or recurrent in nature, and localized to one or more areas of the head and face. The most common are tension headaches and migraine headaches. Most headaches come and go, but others may be more bothersome or may be caused by other complications.

Migraines

Headaches are quite common in pregnancy. The most common are tension headaches and migraine headaches. Most headaches come and go, but others may be more bothersome or may be caused by other complications. It is important for women to consult their doctor about any headaches they may have before, during, or after pregnancy.

Learning Disabilities and Neurofibromatosis

As many as 80 percent of all children with neurofibromatosis will have associated difficulties that affect learning, including attention problems, memory problems, spatial perception difficulties, and selective problems in reading or mathematics.

Neuromuscular Disorders

There are many neuromuscular disorders that require clinical care by a doctor or other healthcare professional. Such disorders involve the muscles, and nerves, and the spinal cord. Included are the muscular dystrophies, inflammation of muscle (myositis), spinal muscular atrophies, myasthenia gravis, and neuropathies. Listed in the directory below are some, for which we have provided a brief overview.

Tourette Syndrome

Tourette's syndrome is a neurological disorder characterized by multiple repeated, abrupt, purposeless, and involuntary tics. 

Brachial Plexus Palsy

Brachial plexus palsy in newborns is caused by injury to the nerve roots or nerves to the arm typically during the birthing process.

Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy is a lifelong condition affecting communication between the brain and muscles, causing a state of uncoordinated movement and posturing.