Understanding Temple Headaches

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Most definitely, the temple region is mostly affected by headache pain.The affected area is dependent from the headache's underlying cause. There are people who complain of pain in both temples while there are others who happen to feel pain on only one side. Aside from location, the quality and severity of temple headache varies as well. Generally temple headaches are not life threatening and can go away on its own, but there are cases of temple headaches that serve as warning signs for a more dangerous medical condition.

What do you think is the culprit for temple headaches? As mentioned before, the underlying cause of temple headaches do differ.It is logical that we identify the different factors that triggers temple pain in order to find the right treatment.Tension headaches, TMJ dysfunction and temporal Arteritis are some of them. Let us tackle them one by one.

1. Tension headaches- Stress is inevitable. It can strike each and every one of us. Just by looking at your monthly billing statement can be very stressful. Stress levels differ in every person.When repeated unresolved stresses occurs contraction of muscles can occur. As a result of chronic muscle tension, inflammation in the area takes place. Inflammation can be a bit painful. When the neckline and skull are pain can extend to both temples. Aside from anxiety and stress, other factors that can trigger this type of headaches are poor body postural, changes in the hormones level and diet.

2. TMJ dysfunction - More often than not, women who are in their 20s and beyond are affected with TMJ dysfunction syndrome. Unrelieved TMJ dysfunction can move the cartilage that causes extension of the connected soft tissues and sensory nerves. When the cartilage is displaced, you are predisposed to jaw locked up. Aside from the ticking of the jaw, people who suffer from TMJ dysfunction can also experience facial pain as a result of soreness. In addition to temple headaches, discomfort and feeling of fullness in the ear are often linked to TMJ.Moreover, temple headache in point of fact id pain that starts off from the jaws and which eventually branch out to the temple area. Again, this type of headache is known as a tension type of headache. The pain can be felt from the neckline, down to the shoulders and back area.

3. Temporal Arteritis - As a person gets older the more susceptible he or she becomes to the
development of Temporal Arteritis.  When the arteries become inflamed the blood supply is disrupted, leading to a wide array of symptoms including temple headaches.  According to one medical resource, women are more predisposed as compared to men. People who suffer from temporal arteritis are often diagnosed with giant cell arteritis. This type of disorder can cause episodes of pain due to the interrupted blood flow.

Most assuredly, there are varying factors that triggers temple headaches.It is advisable to voice out your concern with your respective health care provider, so that you'll understand better the cause of your temple headaches.

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This article was published on 2010/12/15