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Content updated on Sep 20, 2022

What is tension headache?

A type of headache with band-like, pressing sensation at the forehead and sides. The causes include physical stress e.g. long periods of desk work and driving, or mental stress.

Symptoms of tension headache

  • Headache

  • Headache improved with warmth / bathing / showering

  • Headache worsens with emotional stress

  • Headache worsens after long hours of desk work

  • Neck pain or stiffness

  • Dizziness

  • Pain over the temples

  • Headache with a squeezing, heavy, or tight pain

Questions your doctor may ask to check for tension headache

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose tension headache

  • Do you have headaches or does your head feel heavy?

  • Does your headache improve when you warm up? Such as taking a bath/shower?

  • Does your headache worsen when you are stressed or anxious?

  • Does your headache worsen after long hours of desk work?

  • Do you have neck pain or stiffness?

Treatment for tension headache

Treatment is with lifestyle changes and medications. Getting more sleep, improving your posture, and reducing workload may help with relieving symptoms. Medications such as painkillers and muscle relaxants can help too. Nevertheless, patients should be aware than overusing these medicines can cause a different type of headache (medication overuse headache).

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References

  • Tension headaches

    https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/tension-headaches/

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