We have been living through freezing temperatures for a much longer time than usual this season and it’s going to last awhile. This type of frigid, cold weather is a big headache in many ways, and there has been a significant increase in patients coming in with headaches – even those who don’t usually have headaches.
There are several reasons for this:
- Extremely cold temperatures can make the facial and skull bones ache because there is very little insulation between the skin and the face and skull bones.
- Cold temperatures can also make the muscles in the temples very stiff and achy and can also cause an increase in jaw clenching.
- Breathing in extremely cold air through the nose and mouth can be irritating to the sinuses and throat and lead to headaches, as well.
- Frigid temperatures can…
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