Pain in my scalp and severe tenderness

bri83 Community Member March 19, 2008
  • For the past few days I have had non-stop tenderness on my scalp. Out of curiosity I looked up the scalp muscles and believe the the tender area is my galea. The pain is on my right side and close to the top center of my head and more to the back than the front. It is so tender to the touch. I have had sharp pains there periodically before and thought nothing much of it. A few times I have had migraines generating pain from this area. I had been rubbing my head in this spot and swore I felt a hole or dent, some kind of crater maybe. I had my boyfriend confirm I am not crazy and he feels it too. Does anyone think this sounds familiar to them? Or have any suggestions? The pain in my head is killing me and pressing the spot almost releives pressure, but what if I am making a dent in my skull??
4 Comments
  • mcmurraychick
    Mar. 23, 2008
    i have actually pulled out handfuls of hair trying to help a migraine. don't know why but the pulling feels better..... or it seems that way to me
    • Anonymous
      migraine girl
      Jan. 31, 2010

      I have had migraines for years and in the past year, I have had severe scalp pain non stop. I pull at my hair and sometimes pull it out in areas because it hurts so bad that I can't lay on a pillow comfortably. Head massages or hair tugging helps tremendously. And I too have felt the "dent" like structures on my head,especially since this started. I have something...

      RHMLucky777

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      I have had migraines for years and in the past year, I have had severe scalp pain non stop. I pull at my hair and sometimes pull it out in areas because it hurts so bad that I can't lay on a pillow comfortably. Head massages or hair tugging helps tremendously. And I too have felt the "dent" like structures on my head,especially since this started. I have something in common with every comment here and I'm glad to know I am not the only one.

  • GWP
    GWP
    Mar. 19, 2008

    Unless your bones are incredibly fragile, I doubt there's any way you could dent your skull. Our skulls aren't smooth, and all of us have dents and waves and knobs. You've probably had that dent all along and just haven't noticed it.

     

    My scalp gets terribly tight, too. This sounds odd, but it really helps. My massage therapist PULLS MY HAIR!...

    RHMLucky777

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    Unless your bones are incredibly fragile, I doubt there's any way you could dent your skull. Our skulls aren't smooth, and all of us have dents and waves and knobs. You've probably had that dent all along and just haven't noticed it.

     

    My scalp gets terribly tight, too. This sounds odd, but it really helps. My massage therapist PULLS MY HAIR! He grabs a big hank and gently tugs. Amazingly, it helps relax the muscles under the scalp. I do it when I can remember to, if my scalp is bothering me.

     

    Gretchen in Mississippi 

    • bri83
      Mar. 19, 2008
      Ok, I will give hair pulling a try. I sometimes tug at my hair when I have a migraine and it is something my mother noticed I did and it is a subconscious thing I guess. I didn't think of as a thing to have someone else do or even as a massaging technique. I just thought I did it out of frustration because I had another migraine and oh what the hell...
      RHMLucky777
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      Ok, I will give hair pulling a try. I sometimes tug at my hair when I have a migraine and it is something my mother noticed I did and it is a subconscious thing I guess. I didn't think of as a thing to have someone else do or even as a massaging technique. I just thought I did it out of frustration because I had another migraine and oh what the hell I am going to pull my hair because what else can I do? lol Thanks for the suggestion.
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