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A 26-year-old female asked:

I have a tingling crawling sensation inside my head around the temple. what could cause this?

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Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 53 years experience
TMD ?: 26 y female has "tingly crawling sensation" around temple; apparently one-sided. Paresthesias caused by chronic muscle spasm might be etiologic. Chronic muscle spasm is a signature symptom of Temporomandibular Joint disorder, wherein the ipsilateral Masseter muscle is chronically spastic. See comments:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 53 years experience
Provided original answer
Temporomandibular Disorder, TMD, is the proper name for the medical problem. TMJ is the commonly recognized abbreviation for the joint mechanism, the Temporal Mandibular Joint.
Oct 27, 2015
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 53 years experience
Provided original answer
TMD is unilateral peri-mandible discomfort in mental/parotid region from soft tissue pain aroused by use of muscles, tendons & ligaments involved in opening & closing jaw & chewing. Major soft tissue in the region is Masseter muscle. Spastic muscles arouse pain/paresthesias; nature's way of protecting joints, in this case the TMJ.
Oct 27, 2015
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 53 years experience
Provided original answer
Unilateral jaw pain might ne clinical manifestation of Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) disorder. Masseter muscle spasm is commonly associated with left neck & jaw symptoms; as well as with temporomandibular joint disorder, TMD.
Oct 27, 2015

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