I notice that I can stimulate a sharp pain in my dextral trigeminal ganglion by pinching a particular place on my scalp with a diameter of about 8mm. The location is at the peak of the auricularis superior. Is there any known explanation of this effect?

I notice that the effect is more pronounced when I have episodic trigeminal neuralgia, although it works even when the neuralgia is not present.

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    $\begingroup$ Personal medical questions don't belong here. Further, your question seems to end up as "I pinch my head and it hurts." Maybe you can stop doing that and it won't hurt anymore. $\endgroup$ – Bryan Krause Feb 10 at 3:46
  • $\begingroup$ @BryanKrause LOL, are you invoking medical jokes? Maybe my question veers into the realm of the unknown, but I am curious about legitimate explanations of referred pain. The wikipedia article on referred pain says, "the biological mechanism of referred pain is unknown" so maybe my question is unanswerable, but I am curious if someone knows something that is not in the wikipedia. The specifics for my own situation are merely to give a concrete exemplar to the overarching question. $\endgroup$ – Imprisoned Rhesus Feb 10 at 3:51
  • $\begingroup$ If you don't want to be bogged down in your own situation don't ask a personal question. Your entire question as you've asked it here is "I do X and the result is Y, explain it to me" $\endgroup$ – Bryan Krause Feb 10 at 4:32

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