Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for a person to go to a polyclinic, having already started the stage of a particular disease. But we all know that the disease is much easier to cure if it is detected in a timely manner. The first signal of the body about the pathology of any organ is pain. When there is pain in the temples, the causes can be very diverse. Let's look at them in detail.
Headache in the temples: causes and possible diseases
If there was a sudden pain in the left temple, the reasons that caused it can only be diagnosed by the attending specialist. However, it will not be out of place to find out for yourself what diseases the pain syndrome in the temporal region can speak about.
So, the root causes of pain in the temples are often the following diseases:
- dysfunction, as well as vascular tone, located in the arterial or venous channel in the head;
- autonomic dysfunction, high intracranial pressure or migraine (as a rule, young people are most susceptible to these pathologies);
- infectious diseases: from the common cold to the flu;
- intoxication, especially its alcoholic variety;
- hormonal disorders, for example, menopause;
- temporal arthritis is considered a rare cause, and during its development the walls of the arteries of the temples become inflamed, and severe pain appears on the left;
- violation of the spinal or cranial nerves.
Among the older generation, pain in the left temple can be a manifestation of atherosclerosis of the brain or hypertension. The development of these diseases is often caused by a strong emotional or mental congestion, as well as a change in the weather. At the same time, a throbbing, slightly pressing, severe pain appears.
Pain in the temple is often psychogenic. Mostly similar pains are dull and slightly aching, periodically appearing constantly in different places: first in the occipital region, then in the temple, then inside. They can be accompanied by high fatigue and irritability. Patients often speak of general discomfort and difficulty concentrating.
If the headache in the temples appears in women, the cause may be the menstrual cycle. Initially, pain is felt during puberty. In the period of carrying a baby, such attacks become rare, and after the birth of a baby they often completely disappear.
When persistent headaches appear in the temples, the causes may be diseases of the joints in the lower jaw. Mostly the pain in this case is given to the left in the area of the temple, neck or shoulder. These diseases may also be accompanied by the following symptoms:
- involuntary gnashing of teeth or clenching of the jaws;
- severe muscle pain.
Sometimes the joints start to hurt because of the displacement of the TMJ disc - in this case, the pain is transmitted to the neck or temple. Such pains are often mistaken for migraine or brain pathology.
How to establish the true cause of pain?
If suddenly there is a strong malaise, you should definitely contact a therapist who will conduct a full-scale examination. Sometimes an ophthalmologist, a neurologist or a neurosurgeon take part in the diagnostic process.
As a rule, the following diagnostic methods are used:
- blood pressure measurement;
- MRI and ultrasound of the brain;
- measurement of daily blood pressure.
How to get rid of pain?
Massage of the temporal area helps to get rid of pain
- need a little massage with your thumb or forefinger area of the temples;
- it is enough to press the sore spot 7-12 times, repeating the procedure throughout the day, if necessary;
- This massage is best done in a quiet place, while closing his eyes.
In addition to massage helps hot or cold compress applied to the temples. This way you can relax your muscles a bit by reducing tension. Exposure to heat or cold for only 10 minutes significantly reduces pain.
It is very important to let your eyes rest all day. Many people do not think about it when they drive for a long time, work at a computer or read. It is in vain, because all this is significantly tired eyes. It is necessary to take breaks and blink frequently.
It is also important to comply with sleep and sleep more than 8 hours. If you spend less than 6 hours on sleep, then you will begin to experience fatigue, anxiety, and severe pain in the temples. Some people believe that they can sleep only 5 hours, while feeling normal, but this may affect the general state of health. Be sure to create comfortable conditions for sleep, to fully get enough sleep.
It is possible to use pain medication only after consulting a doctor, since the relief of pain will complicate the diagnosis of the disease.
Many do not like to visit doctors, hoping that the pain will pass. But if you are worried about severe pain in the temples, in no case can they be ignored. You must immediately contact a neurologist or osteopath.
To prevent severe pain in the temples, you need to eat right, give up bad habits and subject the body to moderate exertion. It is advisable to go out more often or even do yoga. Particular attention should be paid to sleep and rest. Try to avoid stress, and if the pain still caught up with you, consult a doctor in time.