tension headache


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a headache located at the back of the head

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A migraine is much less common compared to a tension headache.
Obesity, muscle tone, shoes and pregnancy can make you more vulnerable to posture-related tension headaches.
Visiting the clinic and conducting all medical tests and analysis proved that she has been suffering tension headache and so she was treated with Pulsed Radiofrequency, which proved to be effective and relieved her from all pain.
Acupressure - applying finger pressure to certain points in the body - can ease tension headaches.
He presented a prospective, observational, proof-of-concept study involving 18 adults who presented to an emergency department with a primary headache--that is, either migraine, migrainous headache not meeting full diagnostic criteria for migraine, or tension headache.
OVER THE COUNTER: Most tension headaches can be stopped with a simple painkiller, says Dr Andy Dowson, director of headache services, King's College Hospital, London.
The most common headache is a tension headache, which often results from muscle tension and stress in the neck and shoulders and may last for several hours.
Researchers analyzed the data in relation to a baseline clinical diagnosis of pain-related conditions (arthritis, back pain, migraine, neuropathy, headache, tension headache, fibromyalgia, and psychogenic pain) and compared it to subsequent deaths by suicide.
Q: Why is migraine frequently misdiagnosed as tension headache
It is estimated that nearly everyone will have at least one tension headache in his or her lifetime.
Thyroid is important for muscle tension headache as well; muscles require significant energy to relax.
The more intense a tension headache gets, the more it resembles the sharp, throbbing pain of a migraine headache.
Victoria Abreo, alternative medicine editor for the website BellaOnline, says that anyone suffering from a tension headache can employ a simple acupressure technique to help relieve the pain: "With one hand, press the shallow indention in the back of the head at the base of the skull.