Any form of head trauma can be a worry. The brain is a very delicate organ, responsible for an individual's ability to function and interact with the world around them. Damage to this sensitive organ can have any number of effects, some of which can be life changing. We saw in a previous article the effects one such injury had on a teenage girl. Furthermore, the symptoms of a brain injury do not always present themselves immediately.
Each region of the brain is responsible for different functions of the body. Consequently, the location and severity of a head injury can make a significant difference to the long-term repercussions. For example, damage to the cerebellum at the base of the skull can affect a person's motor skills, balance and coordination. In contrast, damage to the frontal lobe might affect a person's emotions or their ability to solve problems.