Tension Headaches

Tension Headaches | Comprehensive Pain Managememnt Center

Tension Headaches


Tension headaches are the most common type of headaches and are described as a sharp, steady

throbbing in the head. Tension headaches may be the result of a trigger. Common triggers

include staring at a screen for too long, stress, and certain food and drinks like caffeine.

Symptoms  include a tight band-like feeling around the head, irritability,

and sensitivity to light and sound. Tension headaches are more common in middle-aged people

and seem to occur more in women than men.

Treatment includes pain medication, antidepressants, and muscle

relaxants. Doctors do caution against the overuse of over the counter pain medications as they

can cause headaches of their own. Lifestyle modifications, such as identifying and avoiding

triggers, are also considered and may provide more long-term relief.


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