This patient support community is for discussions relating to general health issues, adolescents, babies, child health, eating disorders, fitness, immunizations and vaccines, infectious diseases, and senior health.
Hi and sorry you are having this pain. Have you ever had a migraine? Do you have any visual problems too? Does the pain come and go or is it constant? Have you tried tylenol or some for it? Do you have a fever? Since your teeth seem to be related perhaps the pain is really in a bad tooth and it is referring. Hard to say.
hope this helps.
Sounds like it could be migraine. Try going to Mayoclinic.com and look for their page called Symptom Checker. Or type in migraine in their search box. Read up about migraine headaches and see if it fits your symptoms. I've had migraines for years so I know how miserable they are. I've also had severe pain, sharp stabbing quick pains in my head due to shingles. I'll watch for further posts from you to see how you are. God bless.
The sternocleidomastoid muscles are most likely those which are giving you problems. There are two of these muscles in the superficial layers of the anterior (front) portion of the neck that make the shape of a “V”, They run from the center of the sternum (breastbone) and the clavicle (collarbone) up to the mastoid process, a bone in the skull located behind the ears. That is why you get some relief when you massage your temples. If you cannot afford a massage, you can get relief from massaging the muscle from the middle of the neck up to the corner of the jaw bone. Push up under the corner of the jaw bone and you will feel the tight band that connects to the spot next to your ears. Start massaging that area under the jaw bone then work your way around the corner of the jaw towards the ear. If you have a massaging vibrator, I recommend using it on each side until the muscle releases.
The pain from this is not a migraine in and of itself, but can be a trigger for those that suffer from them.
Let me know if you need any further clarification. Best of luck!
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.