Pediatric brain and spine care | Ascension
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Neurology and epilepsy care, just for kids

Neurologists and epilepsy specialists at our children’s hospitals across Ascension sites of care, deliver personalized brain and spine care.

Your child’s brain and spine health is your priority and ours. Pediatric neurologists and neurosurgeons at Ascension sites of care understand that children aren’t just small adults. They need doctors, surgeons and nurses who are experienced in caring for kids. Our pediatric neurologists specialize in diagnosing and treating neurological conditions that affect how your child moves, speaks and learns. We offer diagnostic testing and treatments in an environment that helps your child stay comfortable. If your baby is born with a congenital brain or spine disorder, pediatric specialists in our NICUs are here for you and your baby.

We know you want the best care for your child. Our doctors are part of an integrated, national network of pediatric specialists, sharing best practices and offering advanced care options. From diagnosis to rehabilitation - we are with you and your family every step of the way. We start by listening to you and answering your questions. Our care teams help make sure you understand your child’s diagnosis, are comfortable with the treatment plan, and have the rehabilitation and support your child needs.

Pediatric neurological care for brain and spine conditions

Our pediatric neurology and pediatric neurosurgery care teams deliver personalized care for childhood neurologic conditions that affect the brain, spine and nervous system.

Neurology and neuropsychology

  • Developmental delays
  • Epilepsy and seizure
  • Headaches
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Neurobehavioral disorders, autism
  • Sickle cell disease complications
  • Sleep disorders


  • Brain tumor
  • Congenital malformations
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Scoliosis
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Traumatic spinal cord injury

Emergency care for brain and spine injuries

In an emergency, our care teams deliver prompt care for brain and spinal cord injuries, concussion, brain seizure, and other neurologic disorders. Because we’re more than emergency care, we help connect your family with the right follow-up care.

Common traumatic brain injury and concussion symptoms may include:

  • Balance problems
  • Confusion
  • Dizziness
  • Feeling tired, having no energy
  • Fuzzy or blurred vision
  • Headache
  • Sensitivity to light

If your child is experiencing a life-threatening emergency, go to the nearest ER or call 911.

Get a second opinion on your child's condition

There’s a lot to think about when your child has a brain or spine condition and you’re deciding on a treatment plan. Getting a second opinion not only provides more information about your child’s condition, but it may also increase your confidence in your child’s care plan. Ask if a virtual visit is an option for your child’s second opinion appointment.

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Choose Ascension for pediatric brain and spine care