Have you experienced having sudden forehead pain? Scary right? You should pay attention to this condition because forehead ache may not be as benign as it may seem. Some of the most common serious causes are migraine, tension headache, TMJ nerve pain and visual eye disorders.
Do I have migraine?
Usually, migraine gives a symptom of “half headaches”. It affects only one side of the head and the forehead is included in any bilateral area of pain. Migraine episodes happen suddenly which may be triggered by stress, depression or anything that irritates the body. The red part on the photo is the affected forehead area due to migraine.
Do I have tension headache?
Tension headache is also a possible cause of forehead pain. This happens when you are under a lot of stress and fatigue. The tension pain happens seasonally for example every Winter or every summer. The usual spot of pain for tension headache sufferers are near the nape and back of the head. However, a specific pain in the forehead may also be due to tension headache. The red part on the photo below is the affected forehead area due to tension headache.
Do I have problems with my vision?
A visual eye disorder can also lead to forehead pain. Take note that the forehead contains some nerves and arteries connected to the eyes. If you have any problems with your vision, then it will manifest not only in your eyesight but also in your forehead as pain. This may also involve nausea and dizziness. The red part on the photo below is the affected forehead area due to vision problems.
Do I have TMJ Pain Resulting To Forehead Ache?
TMJ pain starts due to the nerve irritation in your jaw joint near the ears. When this nerve is irritated, it produces nasty symptoms such as sharp forehead pain, cheek pain and ear pain or tinnitus. However, an existing trigeminal neuralgia condition may increase the pain in the forehead that started as TMJ. The red part on the photo below is the affected forehead area due to TMJ pain.
How can I relieve forehead pain instantly?
You can try using a pain killer in the form of a medicine. Most forehead pains can be treated this way even before diagnosis is made by a doctor. However, you should consult with a doctor if you have recurring forehead pain. A recurrent forehead pain could mean not only the conditions discussed here but possibly a brain injury.
How about those sharp forehead pain? It is possible that your forehead may have experienced trauma. If you recently bumped your head to a hard surface, then you need to have it checked. Sometimes, the forehead can also have pain in different levels. You can have left forehead pain or right forehead pain. In any case, it is always a good idea to visit a doctor.
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