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January 29, 2010 11:09 AM Subscribe
[MedicalFilter] My dad frequently gets a weird pain in his head when he coughs. He has seen several doctors already. I recall reading something about this possibly being jaw-related but cannot remember specifics. Does this sound familiar? Can you help?
posted by DarlingBri to health & fitness (5 answers total)
My dad (68, smoker, slightly elevated cholesterol, otherwise in good health) gets a sharp pain behind his eyes every time he coughs, in the area of his sinuses.
He has seen his PCP, two different ENTs and had a cat scan, but nobody has any clever ideas what this might be. We are a little beyond "See a doctor!" at this point.
I think I recall reading something somewhere at some point about a similar case where it turned out to be a TMJ type of situation, perhaps remedied by a bite guard, but the details are super fuzzy. (Possibly relevant: he does grind his teeth in his sleep.)
Does anyone have any experience with anything like this, suggestions for what might be worth investigating, or recommendations for the next kind of specialist to see?