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I have migraines but recently they have improved. My concern is that about two months ago my scalp above my left ear has become very sensitive to hair brushing...wind blowing on it but I can lay on that side. It didn't seem to have anything to do with the headaches....it just began hurting! I have a problem turning my neck on that side and wondered if that could be aggravating all those nerves on that same side. If you could help me understand what nerves could be causing the pain.....or.....just what could be causing it it would be so appreciated. I am a worried and need to have my mind put to rest. Thank you so much. Florence.
What you describe is allodynia (when non-painful stimuli cause discomfort or pain). In one migraine study, 79% of Migraineurs had this. Also it can occur by itself before, during or in between Migraines. That would be my best guess, and it can be ass...
The ear is divided into three parts: 1. The outer ear, meaning the part of the ear you can see on the side of the head plus the ear canal leading down to the ear drum 2. The middle ear, meaning the ear drum, ear bones (ossicles) and the air spaces behind the ear drum and the mastoid cavities 3. The inner ear, meaning where the nerve endings are for the organs of hearing and balance (equilibrium). It is the middle ear that causes discomfort during air travel, and this is so because it is an air pocket inside the head that is vulnerable to changes in air pressure. Normally, each time (or each 2nd or 3rd time) you swallow, your ears make a little click or popping sound. This is the moment that a small bubble of air enters your middle ear, up from the back of your nose. It passes through the Eustachian tube, a membrane-lined tube about the size of a pencil lead which connects the back of the nose with the middle ear. The air in the middle ear is constantly being absorbed by its membranous linin...
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