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A 30-year-old member asked:

how can you relieve tension headaches?

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Dr. Alvin Stein
Pain Management 60 years experience
Usually a neck probl: Usually arises in the neck . Can be postural or emotional stress , but can also be caused by ligament laxity in the neck vertebrae. May benefit from prolotherapy. Visit www.Getprolo.Com or www.Aaomed.Org to find a doctor and to learn about this.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 27 years experience
I would suggest massage
Jun 5, 2013
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Acupuncture is a : great option. They headaches often return over time but I have a number of tension and vascular headache patients.
Dr. Jayshree Chander
Holistic Medicine 31 years experience
Multiple modalities: Practicing pranayama (breathing exercises) in the acute phase can alleviate a tension headache. Practicing on a regular basis can prevent them. can also be very helpful. Regular exercise, sound sleep, yoga, and meditation help too. Acupuncture. Addressing the root cause of what is causing you to feel tense is the most important thing you can do.

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