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Stephen L. Nelson

Neurologist

Dr. Stephen L Nelson is a top Child Neurologist in Metairie, With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. Stephen L Nelson is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. Stephen L Nelson is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. Stephen L Nelson is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. They embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In Metairie, LA, Dr. Stephen L Nelson is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
29 years Experience
Stephen L. Nelson
  • Metairie, LA
  • Cal Poly, Pomona
  • Accepting new patients

I am 27 years old. I have been having dizziness for the last week. Could it be a brain tumor?

There are many causes of dizziness, to include post-infectious, anxiety, dehydration, low blood sugar, cardiac rhythm abnormalities, and others. Recommend you see your doctor, READ MORE
There are many causes of dizziness, to include post-infectious, anxiety, dehydration, low blood sugar, cardiac rhythm abnormalities, and others.
Recommend you see your doctor, and get referral to Neurology if the symptoms persist.

Can sudden asphyxia cause brain injury in a child?

Yes, this is referred to often as Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy or HIE. It can be associated with multi-organ failure, neonatal seizures, and abnormal findings on brain MRI. READ MORE
Yes, this is referred to often as Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy or HIE. It can be associated with multi-organ failure, neonatal seizures, and abnormal findings on brain MRI. If there is any concern that something was done wrong during the pregnancy, labor or delivery, recommend getting attorney and medical expert (see website below) to review the case.
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I have a shooting pain around the right side of my face. What should I do?

See a Neurologist, this could be Trigeminal Neuralgia, and and MRI/MRA as well as treatment are recommended.

My child is getting convulsions past 2 nights. What should I do?

Febrile seizures can occur between 6 months and 5 years old. Recurrent febrile seizures should be investigated for something more serious, to include MRI brain and EEG, and also READ MORE
Febrile seizures can occur between 6 months and 5 years old. Recurrent febrile seizures should be investigated for something more serious, to include MRI brain and EEG, and also evaluate for the etiology of the fever, etc. Recommend the child see PCM and get referral to Pediatric Neurology.

Why does my head have pain around noon?

Have your BP and UA checked, you can get postpartum pre-eclampsia. Recommend you see your OB, and if the headaches persist, get referral to Neurology.

Can autism ever be cured?

There is no cure, but ABA therapy can improve the disorder. Additionally, he should have an IEP/IAP through school. Recommend evaluation by Pediatric Neurology to determine if READ MORE
There is no cure, but ABA therapy can improve the disorder. Additionally, he should have an IEP/IAP through school. Recommend evaluation by Pediatric Neurology to determine if the diagnosis of Autism is correct, and also to evaluate for etiology.

What is the best way to determine internal head injury?

Get neuroimaging, such as head CT or brain MRI.

Can a spinal injury affect the brain functioning?

It is possible that they are unrelated. But certainly the interplay between the brain and spine is complex. Recommend you see your doctor for evaluation, and starting medications READ MORE
It is possible that they are unrelated. But certainly the interplay between the brain and spine is complex. Recommend you see your doctor for evaluation, and starting medications for anxiety or depression may be helpful.

What is the possible treatment for vertigo?

There are treatments, but it depends on what the cause of the vertigo is. Recommend that she be evaluated by a Neurologist, and get neuroimaging such as brain MRI/MRA.