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Child Neurology Consultants of Austin

Treatments & Procedures

At Child Neurology Consultants of Austin, we are pleased to offer several treatments and procedures right in our own office, eliminating the hassle and anxiety of traveling to and scheduling with another facility.

Diagnostic Procedures

EEG (Electroencephalogram)

An EEG is a safe, non-invasive, and painless test that measures brain signals via special sensors attached to the head. EEGs are used to determine the cause of seizures in children or pinpoint any number of other neurological conditions.

During EEG testing, your child will be asked to lay still and rest comfortably while small metal sensors attached to the head record brain activity. The procedure typically lasts about an hour, and your child is encouraged to bring stuffed animals, special blankets, or a favorite book to entertain them while here.

Your pediatric neurologist will provide you with specific instructions prior to your EEG appointment.

Baclofen Pumps

Baclofen (also called Gablofen® or Lioresal®) is a skeletal muscle relaxant often used to treat increased muscle tone (hypertonia) and spasticity in children with:

  • Cerebral palsy
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Spinal cord damage

It can be taken by mouth or administered in our office via a surgically implanted pump that delivers the medicine intrathecally (directly to the spine). Baclofen helps reduce the cramping, stiffness, and tightness associated with these conditions by relaxing muscles and improving flexibility.

Botox® Injections for Spasticity

Spasticity is a movement disorder occurring in conditions such as cerebral palsy or multiple sclerosis or resulting from brain or spinal cord injuries. Symptoms of spasticity include tight, cramped muscles and/or involuntary movements.

Botulinum toxin (Botox), in a purified form, can help alleviate this pain and discomfort by blocking the signal from the nerve that tells a muscle to tighten. Botox injected locally into specific muscle groups can relax the affected muscles and allow them to stretch out.

For more information about treatments or procedures for your child’s neurological disorder, call (512) 494-4000 today. To schedule a consultation with one of our expert child neurologists in Austin (Far West) or Cedar Park, call us or request an appointment online.

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