The most common type of headache, often described as a tight band of pressure around the head. Triggers include stress, poor posture, skipping meals and lack of sleep.

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Tension-Type Headache Symptoms

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When to seek medical advice
... Pain is often one of your body''s ways of signaling illness. But headache pain, even when it''s severe, usually isn''t the result of an underlying disease. Occasionally, however, headaches may indicat...
Source: MayoClinic

Screening and diagnosis
... If you''re like most people, you probably don''t go to your doctor with a headache. In many cases a couple of pain relievers, a few moments to relax and a good night''s sleep are enough to give you re...
Source: MayoClinic

Tension-Type Headache Treatment

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Complications
... Because tension headache is so common, its impact on job productivity and overall quality of life is considerable. When your head is "gripped in a vise," as the pain is often described, you may feel u...
Source: MayoClinic

Treatment
... Few people with tension headache seek medical attention. One reason is that tension headache usually is easy to treat with over-the-counter medications. Other reasons may be a fear of not being taken ...
Source: MayoClinic

Tension-Type Headache Other

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The Tension Headache: Recognizing Triggers and Managing Symptoms
... The tension headache. It affects temperament, concentration, and energy levels. It’s insidious, with the pain arising slowly but persistently. Contrary to popular belief, the tension headache is not c...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Trigger Point Injection and Spinal Cord Stimulation
... What is trigger point injection? Trigger point injection (TPI) is a procedure used to treat painful areas of muscle that contain trigger points, or knots of muscle that form when muscles do not relax...
Source: Cleveland Clinic