A member asked:

I get this throbbing pain in my right temple when i move. it last for a few minutes then goes away. sometimes it just comes and goes. what is this?

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Dr. David Chrisman answered

Specializes in Dentistry - Cosmetic

Temporalis spasm: This could be a spasm of the temporalis muscle from overuse. It can create pain locally or referred pain to face, forhead, upper posterior teeth, and or in and around the ear. The trigger point is a knot in the muscle which when pressed can refer pain activating the trigger point. Massage, warm compresses, or stretching can help to alleviate the pain.

Answered 9/25/2013



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