A temple headache has various causes that range from tension headaches, migraines and even dental issues. The pain might also arise after a concussion. Other serious causes such as tumors and meningitis can also trigger a temple headache but they also generate other symptoms as well.
A tension-type headache is a prevalent form of headache that triggers pain on both sides of the head that is pressing, squeezing and band-like in nature. It often radiates to the back part of the head.
The muscles in the affected area feels mildly tender to the touch. There is also slight blurriness of vision but without other visual issues.
Can migraines cause a temple headache?
A migraine causes a pounding or throbbing temple headache on one side but both sides might be involved in some cases. The pain might also arise behind the eye.
Sensitivity to sounds, light and movement are distinctive indications of this headache as well as nausea and vomiting. Some experience an aura which is a brief visual disruption before or during an episode.
A temple headache can also occur after a concussion, even if there is no significant damage to the brain or loss of consciousness. Sustaining a direct strike to the head can instigate symptoms such as moodiness, confusion, altered memory, issues with speech, balance or coordination as well as disrupted sleeping patterns.
A temple headache that arises after a concussion might appear like a tension headache or strikingly resemble a migraine.