If you tend to suffer from headaches on one particular side of your head, you may be wondering if it means anything or is a pure coincidence. The truth is that the side on which a headache appears is a good indicator of its cause and severity. Here is everything that you need to know.
- Constant Headache on Right Side of Head
In most instances, a headache which occurs on the right side of the head is not a cause for concern. However, in some instances, it may be indicative of a neurological condition. Neurological conditions that may present with pain on the right side include Occipital neuralgia, Trigeminal neuralgia and Temporal arteritis (which also usually present with other symptoms including fatigue and jaw pain similar to that of TMJ).
- Constant Headache on Left Side of Head
As with headaches on the right side of the head, headaches that present only on the left side are usually not serious. Most commonly, these headaches are primary headaches like migraines, tension headaches or cluster headaches. These headaches may also be brought about as a result of an injury, overuse of medication, sinusitis or inflamed blood vessels.
All one-sided headaches may also be caused by things like allergies, head injury, as well as infections (sinus infections, in particular).
Finally, one-sided headaches can be brought about as a result of TMJ, or Temporomandibular joint disorder. If you suspect that this is the case, it is worthwhile to visit a headache specialist for assistance.
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