tension headache


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tension headache

[′ten·chən ‚hed‚āch]
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Tension headaches are often related to high stress levels; when you are stressed, if the muscles in your neck, upper back, and shoulders tense up, a headache can result.
Migraine pain is usually felt on one side of the head (in contrast to tension headache pain which is mainly bilateral), although a little percent of people create pain on both sides of the head.
Shanti, who is also the first registered board certified pain management specialist in Jordan, explained that tension headache is a common type of chronic headache, where the patient feels pain or discomfort in the head, scalp, and neck.
Most tension headaches can be stopped with a simple painkiller | Most tension headaches can be stopped with a simple painkiller
Davtyan suggests applying moist heat and/or massaging tense neck and shoulder muscles, as well as utilizing relaxation and deep-breathing exercises, getting adequate sleep, and engaging in regular physical exercise to reduce the pain and prevent recurrence of a tension headache.
Migraine is often accompanied by tension or allergy-like symptoms such as stuffy and running nose feeling, pain or pressure in or around the sinuses which patients and physicians alike may misinterpret as tension headache.
Tension headaches often are described as tightness or vice-like pain around the forehead or back of the head.
The occasional tension headache is at one end and the migraine headache is at the other.
To make tension headaches go away, the Farmers' Almanac recommends applying an ice pack to the neck and upper back, or, even better, getting someone to massage those areas.
Treatments for tension headache are over-the-counter (OTC) pain medications in the recommended dosage for children and adolescents and eliminating events that may be triggering the headache.
Dealing with stressful situations is bad enough without having to cope with a pounding tension headache.
But most of the land was swamp when we started, full of decaying matter, which emits tons of methane gas," Marie said, as she massaged her temples with her one free hand in an obvious effort to stave off a tension headache.