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Can Botox injections also help with frequent tension headaches?

Can Botox injections also help with frequent tension headaches?

Of course: The Botox injections are being increasingly used in pain management. They have been advocated as a preventive treatment for both migraine and tension-type headaches with some studies showing a reduction in the frequency, severity and disability associated with these headaches. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
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Botulinum Toxin (Botox) Injection (Definition)

Botox is a medicine that causes muscles to relax. It is commonly used to improve the appearance of deep facial lines or wrinkles between the eyebrows. It is also used to relieve migraine, and in certain conditions that involve muscle spasm. ...Read more


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I've had a tension headache with large knots in my temples for over 5 mo. Test all normal. No tmd, either. Do you think botox would help?

I've had a tension headache with large knots in my temples for over 5 mo. Test all normal. No tmd, either. Do you think botox would help?

It might help: Use of Botox injections into the muscle trigger points may allow them to release the muscle to relax and reduce the pain from this fatigued tissue. It has been used on various sites in head and neck. Sometimes a local anesthetic is used on these points. However, controlling or eliminating the causes for your tension headaches need to be addressed. Another aid would be a cranio-sacral massage. ...Read more

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Is botox good for headaches related to tension?

Is botox good for headaches related to tension?

Yes: Botox recently has been approved to treat frequent migraine headaches and some insurances will cover it. I have seen relief using Botox for tension headaches as well but the treatment would typically be fee for service. ...Read more

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Wat are all the causes for frequent headaches like cluster and tension headaches? Don't know why I get headaches that comes just about everyday, help.

Wat are all the causes for frequent headaches like cluster and tension headaches? Don't know why I get headaches that comes just about everyday, help.

THERE IS NOT: Enough characters available in this system as it is to answer your question properly. But I am sure someone will try. Ultimately, you need to see your doctor or a neurologist for proper diagnosis and treatment please. ...Read more

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If I am having tension headaches everyday and ibuprofen isn't helping, what will? Or should I see a doctor?

If I am having tension headaches everyday and ibuprofen isn't helping, what will? Or should I see a doctor?

See the doctor: You need to find the culprit of the headaches. If it is truly tension headaches you need to definitely find a stress outlet. Whether it is alone time, friends, family, reading, tv, exercise, etc...I suggest exercise personally but with all those headaches you need to ssee your doc to make sure it isn't anything else. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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What are the causes of a tension headache? Advil (ibuprofen) isn't working...Advice?

What are the causes of a tension headache? Advil (ibuprofen) isn't working...Advice?

When you worry: When you worry, your muscles can get tight in your head. That can cause a headache. Learn relaxation techniques, perhaps yoga, deep breathing, meditation. Assess your worry problems for what they are worth. Do not spend $10 worth of worry on a 10 cent problem. Make an action plan to fix the problem. Release worry on things controlled by others. Smoking contributes too. Try to stop smoking. ...Read more

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How long can tension headaches last?

How long can tension headaches last?

Usually brief: Classic tension or "muscle-contraction" headache is often a brief event running for 15-30 minutes, up to an hour or two. Usually will start later in day, and occupy predominantly back of head but can be diffuse. Typical migraines are usually longer than 4-6 hrs, and have different characteristics. ...Read more

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How Do I treat a severe tension headache?

How Do I treat a severe tension headache?

Tension Type HA: Once a diagnosis of tension type headache has been made, effective management involves three specific strategies: 1) patient education, 2) nonpharmacological management, and 3) pharmacological (medical) management. See an orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation and professional TTH management. ...Read more

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Tension headache - what I can do or take?/

Tension headache - what I can do or take?/

Lots!: Here are very good ideas: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/tension-headache/in-depth/headaches/ART-20047631?pg=1

You'll notice there are no pills. Taking an OTC as directed would be ok if that has helped, before but these ways are best. Also,have an exam to be sure it is a tension headache if these things don't help. ...Read more

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How long do tension headaches tend to last?

How long do tension headaches tend to last?

A few hrs at most: Tension headaches typically can last about 30-60 minutes and sometimes a little longer. If your headache lasts 4-6 hrs or longer, it could well be a migraine event. ...Read more

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What are common symptoms of a tension headache?

Tension headache: Some of symptoms of a tension headache are a dull, aching head pain, 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. ...Read more

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What do you suggest to relieve a tension headache?

What do you suggest to relieve a tension headache?

Acupuncture: There are a number of treatment options for tension headaches. As an acupuncturist, it is very satisfying to help relieve someone's head pain. ...Read more

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What is the best way to take care of a tension headache?

What is the best way to take care of a tension headache?

DECREASE TENSION: If a situation causes tension, change the situation. If you can't do this, change your response to stress.If you can't do that alone, get help.
Psychotherapy doesn't require that people have a mental illness, and it often strengthens their ability to handle the challenges of living. ...Read more

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

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. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for tension headache?

Is there a cure for tension headache?

Agree w Dr. DePeietr: Another treatment option is acupuncture. Both scalp and auricular acupuncture can be effective treatments. ...Read more

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How to fix my daughter's tension headaches?

How to fix my daughter's tension headaches?

How old is she?: The first question is how old is your daughter? Addressing the root cause of what is causing her to feel tense is the most important thing you can do. How was she diagnosed with tension headaches? Does she have any other past medical history? Is she taking any medications? ...Read more

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Are petechiae and tension headaches linked?

Not with tension HA: If one has low platelets causing petechiae and now also has headache- we need to make sure that this person does not have intracranial bleeding. Off course it will depend on how low is the platelet level, if your platelet is very low- 10k or below- you could have spontaneous bleeding- and it can happen anywhere including intracranial bleeding. Petechiae not related to tension headache. ...Read more

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Is there a quick fix for a tension headache?

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Is there a quick fix for a tension headache?

Tension HA: Analgesics such as Aspirin & advil, elavil, topamax, (topiramate) depakote, biofeedback, botulinum toxin injections, acupuncture, & chiropractor manipulation. ...Read more

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Can tension headaches be a sign of a tumor?

Can tension headaches be a sign of a tumor?

Not likely : Tension headaches are due to tension in muscles in the head & neck usually as a result of stress, poor posture, new activities which place more tension on muscles around the head & neck. Tension relaxing exercises, massage, heat on neck muscles may improve your symptoms substantially. If ever there is a new change or worsening of symptoms, you should see your physician (history of a brain lesion). ...Read more

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Can I use magnesium tablets for tension headaches?

Can I use magnesium tablets for tension headaches?

You may but=: magensium is more helpful for preventing migraine headaches. The typical dose is 500 mg once a day.

Tension headaches normally improve with resting, stretching, ibuprofen, and sometimes amitripyline. ...Read more

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Sharp pains in head. Could it be tension headaches?

Sharp pains in head. Could it be tension headaches?

Could be: If you have tried all over the counterpain medications, you might consider a magnesium supplement, then see your doctor. You might need a daily medication like topamax (topiramate) or Propranolol to keep the headaches away. You can also find out if your headaches are coming from tension, dehydration, lack of sleep/poor sleep, skipping meals, stress, sleep apnea/snoring, or chronic sinus problems. ...Read more

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What are the causes of a tension headache in temples?

What are the causes of a tension headache in temples?

Headache: Your headaches coudl be coming from tension, eye strain, tooth grinding, dehydration, lack of sleep/poor sleep, skipping meals, stress, sleep apnea/snoring, or chronic sinus problems. ...Read more

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How do you stop having tension headaches after stress?

How do you stop having tension headaches after stress?

A pain in the head: Various relaxation strategies may help including diaphragmatic breathing, muscle relaxation, or meditation. Acetominophen or Aspirin work well. If there is a migraine component, abortive agents more typically used for migraines may help as well. Eliminating the stress or dealing with it effectively would be beneficial, for example, being assertive with workmate's ideas whom you disagree with. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about the best remedy for tension headache?

Can you tell me about the best remedy for tension headache?

Some below: A tension headache is pain/discomfort in the head, scalp, or neck, associated with muscle tightness in these areas. The goal is to treat headache right away, and to prevent headaches by changing your triggers. Learning to manage headaches by relaxation methods. Medicines relieve tension: OCT painkillers--as aspirin, ibuprofen, acetaminophen,Narcotic pain relievers. Other Prpzac. TCA. ...Read more

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Can you give me suggestions with tension headaches/migraines!?

Can you give me suggestions with tension headaches/migraines!?

Migraines treatment : First a headache specialist needs to distinguish is these are tension type headaches or migraines.
Ibuprofen, Naproxen can be helpful. Triptans are useful in migraine.
If these are frequent a preventive medication should be added. ...Read more

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How do you relieve the pain and pressure associated with a tension headache?

How do you relieve the pain and pressure associated with a tension headache?

HEADACHE: Constant headache maybe the tention type which is mild generalized without the incapacity of migraine. Relaxation and stress management plus preventing it withamitriptyline at bedtime. Make sure to have a neuro consult if ct scan is needed.Rx are otc analgesic, nsaids and treatment of associated depression, anxiety and insomnia. ...Read more

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How long after a sudden tension headache can I head back into the gym safely?

How long after a sudden tension headache can I head back into the gym safely?

Probably soon: The conservative approach would be to start with cardio to avoid "bearing down". ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Tension Headache (Definition)

A condition where there is dull pressure or pain within the head, often associated with muscle tension, especially the muscles in the back of ...Read more


Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Stress Headache (Definition)

Stress headaches are caused by stressful situations that ...Read more