Arteritis is the inflammation of an artery. It most commonly occurs in the temporal arteries at the side of the forehead and is an extremely dangerous condition.

Temporal arteritis can occur as a sudden pain or one of gradual onset. It is very severe, unrelenting and rarely affected by mild painkillers. The temples may or may not be sensitive to touch. This condition is associated with arterial supply to the eyes and brain and if not suppressed can lead to blindness or death.

Any suggestion of symptoms as described above, go immediately to an emergency department. They may recommend steroids – take them.

Once the condition is under the care of an orthodox physician refer yourself to a cranial osteopath and naturopathic physician.