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Pediatric neurologists at Children's of Mississippi, a part of University of Mississippi Medical Center, offer evaluation and treatment for young patients with suspected disorders of the nervous system. This encompasses a wide range of diseases, including, but not limited to, refractory seizure disorders, congenital anomalies and headaches. Medical care is provided in a wide variety of settings, from the ambulatory clinic to the critical care unit.

Our pediatric neurology care team includes board-certified neurologists and a certified nurse practitioner with expertise in childhood neurologic disorders. We are regionally known for expertise in pediatric neuromuscular disorders. Care is supported by other pediatric subspecialists with whom we closely interact to provide the best care for children affected by multiple medical conditions.

Radiology and anesthesia departments provide sedated neurologic scanning on our smallest patients. Electromyography and muscle biopsies are performed by a pediatric neurologist with subspecialty training in neuromuscular diseases.

Clinical services

  • Muscular dystrophy clinic 
    The clinic is operated in conjunction with the adult neurology department and is associated with the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
  • Epilepsy center 
    Youngsters with refractory epilepsy are offered the most up-to-date treatment options and technology, including two inpatient video telemetry suites. Learn more about University Comprehensive Epilepsy Center.
  • Spasticity care
    Treatment management is offered for pediatric patients affected by spasticity. Our staff has extensive experience with intrathecal baclofen therapy and the use of botulinum toxin.
  • Headache clinic
    Children’s of Mississippi offers the state’s only clinic for young patients with headaches and/or head and face pain. Your child’s doctor will refer your youngster to see our board-certified pediatric neurologists with specialized and advanced training in headache medicine and pain medicine. They diagnose and treat headache disorders, such as chronic migraines and tension headaches, and head and/or neck pain, so children and their families can enjoy a healthy life. Diagnostic tools include physical examinations, specific imaging and other tests as needed. Treatment options include botulinum toxin and trigger point injections, nerve blocks and other comprehensive medical management.

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