I noticed my left temple was sore to touch a few days ago. It was sore to touch and even lay on and I didnt do anything to cause it it just happened out of nowhere. It feels a little swollen to me but if it is swollen its not swollen much though. I have also had a problem with my neck since about the same time I noticed the temple thing but again nothing happened to cause it. I have to turn my upper body I cant just tyrn my head because it hurts too bad. It hurts most on the right side and around to the back of my neck and down my right shoulder. I have had a dull headache too since this started. I am use to the headache because I have had one pretty much almost everyday for the past 5 years abd have suffered from migranes for the past five years also but this is more of a dull headache. I have no insurance and am trying to decide if I should get myself in to see one asap or give it a few days and see if its any better so if anyone has went through this type of thing and has any idea what it could be I would appreciate the help.. Thanks!
31 Aug 2011
It could possibly be a muscle spasm from your neck up and over your scalp to your temple. I have gotten this a lot. You can try some ice and heat applications altering ice for inflammation and heat to relax the muscles and also take ibuprofen, if you can, to help reduce inflammation but you need at least 600mg of ibuprofen before it works as an antiinflammatory. Using it at lower doses is only getting the analgesic component of the ibuprofen. If it is not better in a day or two see your Dr or if you develop any fever at any time then go to the ER to be seen. A fever with a stiff neck can indicate meningitis so that is nothing to fool with. You might also try massage, and if you can, see a chiropractor for an adjustment. You may just have your neck out of alignment causing the muscles to spasm.
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