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What causes nerve spasms on temples?

HI, I keep getting very short instant nerve spasms in my right side of my head near my temple, only lasting a couple of seconds but they feel like they would be an onset of a headache but then go away. it happens frequently throughout the day. im also experiencing the same in my right knee which i put down to old injurys.
Wed, 20 Jul 2016
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Hello. These are called ice pick headaches and they are related to migraines. If it's a major problem the treatment is a medication called propranolol. As for your knee, I would get an MRI to look for a cartilage tear or a ligament problem
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What causes nerve spasms on temples?

Hello. These are called ice pick headaches and they are related to migraines. If it s a major problem the treatment is a medication called propranolol. As for your knee, I would get an MRI to look for a cartilage tear or a ligament problem