muscle-contraction headache

muscle-contraction headache

[¦məs·əl kən‚trak·shən ‚hed‚āk]
(medicine)
A type of headache characterized by dull constricting pain that can either occur intermittently or continue for days, months, or years. Also known as a tension headache.
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Taking a break from tension-causing situations can decrease your chances of getting a muscle-contraction headache," added Bruno.
Tension or muscle-contraction headache, stemming mainly from emotional factors, is the most common type.
Unlike all other dental devices that simply cover the back teeth and can actually allow clenching to intensify, the NTI device both prevents grinding of the teeth and reduces jaw-clenching intensity, thus reducing or eliminating chronic muscle-contraction headaches.

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