Is it possible to damage more than one part of the brain

Just found the following on the internet

"The frontal lobes are responsible for problem solving and judgment and motor function.

The parietal lobes manage sensation, handwriting and body position.

The temporal lobes are involved with memory and hearing."

I like a lot of BI survivors have many problems

Without wanting to sound a Hyperchondriac is it possible to damage more than one part of the brain???

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  • Simple answer is yes... "Diffuse axonal injury" is very common and instead of being in one focal point in the brain the injury/damage occurs in a more widespread area.

    Contrecoup injury where the brain rattles about the skull hitting the front and back can lead to damage in multiple areas this is really common in accidents where the head is thrust forward and then back like in a car crash for example...even when the brakes are applied before impact and the body stops the brain keeps going inside the skull

    My injury was sustained in a fall face first onto concrete and according to the report I hit the ground and my head 'bounced' off the concrete before stopping and then I lay very still... I have no memory of the fall but I am cringing as I type this...ouch! They say this bounce really rattled my brain and was the reason I have more complex problems now. Had I fallen backwards they reckon I would not have survived

  • I was told I went through a stone wall on my push bike with the help of a truck pushing me

  • Ouch on your behalf too ;)

  • "the body stops the brain keeps going" always makes me cringe reading it. I hit the ground from apparently 30 ft (was knocked by a car)

  • Yea it's possible. That's what diffuse brain injuries are.

  • Yes, my injury was caused by swelling, so has affected many parts of the brain, I had encephalitis, so no blow, "just" swelling.i have damage to my optic nerves too and mainly to the cerebellum, unfortunately that part aids your balance and main bodily functions, but I'm not doing so bad, good really all things considered.

    It's the balance thing that concerns me most, wish I could sort that out !!!!!!

  • I HAVE DAMAGE TO THE RIGHT FRONTAL & RIGHT TEMPORAL. FRONTAL IS SCARRED DUE TO BLOOD SWISHING ABOUT APPARENTLY , TEMPORAL IS WHERE THE MAIN BLEED WAS IS SCARED & IS THE SITE OF MY EPILEPSY. DEEP JOY.

  • OOPS I MEAN SARRED IN TEMPORAL NOT SCARED, SAME THING REALLY!

  • The injured brain swelling within the confines of the skull squashes the brain so would cause some widespread damage. Headway have a lot of this what area of the brain causes what damage symptoms on their website.

  • My bleed got my parietal lobe and cerebellum.

  • Your parietal lobe! That's why you have vision problems.

  • Although not confirmed my GP said it was possible that I damaged 4 parts o my brain I am trying to persuade him to investigate but after 50 yrs they might not find anything

  • I have a diffuse axonal injury. Sometime I think it's easier to explain your injury if you have a bleed, at least they ave a fair idea of what difficulty you migh have. With diffuse injury it's a wait and see :(

    But it's all good :-)

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