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A 40-year-old male asked:

dull forehead pain with occasional temple pain. have being diagnosed with arthritis in neck joints.could this be related?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Yes: Arthritis of the cervical spine can trigger "referred" pain, but trigger migraines as well. Your headaches may also not be related to your c-spine issues. I would see your pcp, and go from there!
Dr. Jerry Brown
Prosthodontics 53 years experience
Facial Pain: Good day; Certainly neck arthritis could cause dull achy temple discomfort; however, you may be experiencing other facial pain as well. Myofacial pain, TMJ tenderness even stress and tension could manifest in forehead pain. Recommend you contact facial pain specialist connected with teaching hospital or medical center.

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Last updated Sep 13, 2019

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