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I am having this awful stabbing pain in my right temple. I've had sharp shooting head pains for the last few months, but this is almost unbearable. I'm wondering if it's normal or if this is something that could be very serious. I am currently without health insurance so I don't want to go to the ER if it's not needed.

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replied October 2nd, 2009
Headache and Migraines Answer A7419
Welcome to the forum!
Your symptoms (awful stabbing pain in my right temple) could be due to a number of causes. It could just be high or low blood pressure. It could be temporal arteritis or inflammation of temporal artery.
The other possibility is pinched cervical spinal nerve. This can happen due to overuse of computers, work involving straining of neck, canal stenosis, bone disease, spondylosis, poor posture etc.
At times caries tooth and internal aer infection can cause a throbbing pain in temple.
It is difficult to comment beyond this without examining. Please discuss this with your doctor and get yourself investigated accordingly. Hope this helps. Take care!

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