The pain is in my temple above my eye down my face in my jaw teeth back of my head and neck. Help!!!!
Hello, 3 weeks back I woke up with a headache down the left side of my face. I’m still getting it now it starts about ten minutes after I wake up and last no longer than half-hour. The pain is in my temple above my eye down my face in my jaw teeth back of my head and neck. I’ve been to the doctors who just keep giving me anti-inflammatory that doesn’t work and also been to the opthalmologist who said my eyes are fine. Can anyone tell me why? I am 19 years old male.
@rantap Hello, Tension headaches are believed to be muscular in origin and occur when the muscles in the scalp, temples, or neck contract or spasm – there is no structural brain abnormality. Therefore, tension headaches can be caused by stress, anxiety, or head/neck trauma. In your case, because of the distribution of pain, the tension headaches appear to be caused by your TMJ. The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) acts like a sliding hinge, connecting your jawbone to your skull. You have one joint on each side of your jaw. TMJ disorders a type of temporomandibular disorder or TMD can cause pain in your jaw joint and in the muscles that control jaw movement.Other known triggers of tension headaches include eye strain, dental problems (jaw clenching, teeth grinding), alcohol use, caffeine use, cold/flu, or sinus/ear infections. Headaches that worsen in nature, are associated with vision abnormalities or induce nausea/vomiting are more serious in nature and require additional medical work up by a licensed professional. It appears the headaches are being triggered by your TMJ and therefore you should explore options with your doctor