I often have excruciating pain near the crown of my head. It is as if my hair actually hurts. The feeling is as if my hair has been pulled into a too-tight pony tail for too long. But, my hair was not in a pony tail.
To run my fingers through my hair near this part of my scalp brings about intense pain. Often the water in the shower hurts, or being outside when it is windy can trigger pain that takes my breath away (when the wind moves my hair, which sets off this excruciating pain problem with my scalp).
My doctor thought this issue might have to do with migraine headaches, but I never have an actual headache when I have this pain (and this pain comes and goes with seemingly no pattern). I do not have trouble with headaches.
My scalp looks normal. There is no redness or inflammation -- not even any dandruff.
I have read online a hypthesis about some people who have reported similar symptoms having "super-sensitive" nerve endings in the crown of the head. Is this correct? Or, is there another cause?
How can this be treated? I would love to avoid having this type of pain ever again. I have lived with it for a long time, but of late, it has grown much more intense.