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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Onset of action of ibuprofen in the treatment of muscle-contraction headache. Headache.
Osteopathic manipulation in the treatment of muscle-contraction headache. J Am Osteopath Assoc 1979; 78:322-325.
"Tension headache" is a phrase now used for what was once classified as stress, psychogenic, and muscle-contraction headache; it circumvents the issue of emotional causes.

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