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Riverside, CA
A 29-year-old female asked:

Can a tension headache last a long time? have had a continuous headache for a week. did telemedicine appointment but it wasn't very helpful. no head injuries. no neuro symptoms. just pressure and headache.

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Dr. Steven Simon
A Verified Doctoranswered
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 39 years experience
No: While your headache has continued for a week, that time frame is unusual for ‘just’ a tension HA. I suspect you have a cause of the HA which has not been diagnosed and continues to prolong this one, or continue to create new HA. Please consider a hands on exam by a headache specialist to determine why thus has not resolved, and develop a treatment plan.
Last updated Aug 19, 2020


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