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Why some brain injuries affect people differently

It is no secret that no every brain injury is the same. For example, football players who suffer concussions and only miss one game, while others may miss an entire season. A person who suffers an injury in a car accident may have different symptoms compared to someone who was injured in a fall.

This post will briefly explain why these differences may occur.

To understand these differences, it is important to know that the brain is comprised of neurons that, when connected, form nerve tracts that help carry information about body functions from parts of the brain to other parts of the body. These nerve tracts, like fiber optic cables, help in carrying out body functions, such as memory and balance, heart rate, to name a few. When the brain is uninjured and functioning properly, these functions work together seamlessly. However, when the brain is injured, some body functions maybe compromised.

Also, the brain is made up of several separate regions called lobes that are responsible for a certain set of body functions. For example, the temporal lobe regulates memory, hearing and organization.  The frontal lobe controls several abilities, including judgment, problem solving and emotions, to name a few. Further, the parietal lobe controls depth perception, sense of touch and differentiation of colors and shapes.

So depending on what part of the brain is injured, the symptoms will be different and the treatment for those symptoms will be different as well. If you have questions about compensation for brain injuries, an experienced personal injury attorney can help.

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