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what are symptoms of tension headaches?

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Dr. William Conner
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Stress: tension headaches occur usually for less than 3 hours. You may feel like there is a band around your forehead. You usually do not have the light or noise sensitivity like migraine sufferers do. Migraines are usually on one side and last for 3 hours to 3 days. Tension headaches my respond to over the counter products. Good luck. See your friendly doctor.
Dr. Hal Blatman
Pain Management 41 years experience
Pain in your head: Specific symptoms for types of headaches are artificial and of little real importance. Most all headaches are caused by injured muscle and fascia in the head, neck, jaw, and upper back, and the resulting trigger points sending pain to your head. Learn about myofascial pain and treatment. www.blatmanhealthandwellness.com

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A 33-year-old member asked:

How can I tell if I have tension headaches or another type?

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Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Headaches: Tension headaches involve the muscles of the scalp, and can wrap around the entire scalp and even into the neck. Migraines are one-sided, and usually start in the temple area and go back onone side. Cluster headaches are typically behind a single eye. There are many other things that can cause headaches - rebound, dental problems (tmj), etc. A good family dr or neurologist can help you decide.
A 30-year-old member asked:

Tension headache?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Neck tight? Stress?: Most people have a headache at some time, such as from colds and flus, lack of sleep, too much driving, long hours on the computer, stress at work, etc... Some people temporarily try OTC Tylenol, Motrin/Advil, Aleve, and their generic brands. A bad or increasing headache, recurrent headache, weird headache, or one with other worrisome symptoms must be seen by a doctor.
A 37-year-old member asked:

I got some tension headache since a week ago. Isn't that a long time?

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Dr. Edward Smith
Neurosurgery 54 years experience
Depends on you: If your pain is truly a tension headache, diagnosed by a medical professional, then your tension headache can last as long as you are tense. If you are that tense you would probably benefit from lifestyle adjustment, physical therapy and emotional counseling.
A 33-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms of tension headache?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Tension HA: Usually begins in the back of the head and radiates forward laterally. Moderately severe, stiffness of the muscles in back of neck leading up to back of head.
A 35-year-old member asked:

What are common symptoms of a tension headache?

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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 27 years experience
See below: Signs and symptoms of a tension headache include: dull, aching head pain the sensation of tightness or pressure across your forehead or on the sides and back of your head tenderness on your scalp, neck and shoulder muscles occasionally, loss of appetite.

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