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Tuesday, September 20, 2011 Jean Malli, Community Member, asks

Q: Constant sharp pain in left temple

I have a constant sharp pain in my left temple. It feels like there is a tight rubber band under the skin. The pain is sharp and constant, but only on the left side.

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Nancy Harris Bonk, Community Member
9/20/11 10:36am

Hi Jean,


Is this a new pain? Have you been diagnosed with Migraine? Have you talked with your doctor about this? I really want to help you with an answer to your question, but can't, because it cannot be adequately answered online. A diagnosis can only be provided by a doctor who can review your medical history, your family's medical history, discuss your symptoms, and conduct a complete exam in person.


I can give you some information about the different types of Migraines and headaches, but please contact your doctor so he can take a look at you.  The Type of Migraine Does Matter.

 You might also check out these links for additional information:

Using Mindfulness Meditation to Alleviate Physical Pain  

7 Ways Your Body Says You’re Stressed

Music Therapy Can Relieve Pain

Types of Migraines and Headaches


Good luck




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By Jean Malli, Community Member— Last Modified: 09/10/14, First Published: 09/20/11