tension headache


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tension headache

[′ten·chən ‚hed‚āch]
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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.
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. For some, physical therapy or acupuncture can bring relief.
The severity of tension headaches typically grows as frequency increases.
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.
Wood Betony is specifically indicated for tension headaches caused by stress, fibromyalgia pain, and sore, overworked muscles.
In support of this idea, researchers recently studied 301 patients with tension headache. Participants were randomized to treatment with ibuprofen alone, caffeine alone, placebo, or ibuprofen and caffeine together.
Bristol-Myers Squibb, the fourth-leading vendor of internal analgesic tablets, has extended its Excedrin brand into the burgeoning patch segment with Excedrin Tension Headache Cooling Pads.
The migraine sensation is now defined as "unilateral pain pulsating with each heartbeat," as key to differentiating it from the tension headache.
Tension headache, where stress makes the tiny muscles in the scalp go into spasm.