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What are the symptoms of a tension headache vs migraine?

What are the symptoms of a tension headache vs migraine?

Tension headache: Is pain or discomfort in the head, scalp or neck usually associated with muscle tightness in these areas. ...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


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What are tension headache?

What are tension headache?

Tension headaches: Headaches which are caused by stress or discomfort on neck, scalp and headmuscles.Headaches are band-like in nature ...Read more

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What's a tension headache like?

What's a tension headache like?

See below:: With a tension headache, the pain often starts at the back of your head and moves forward, so that it eventually includes your neck, scalp, and head. It' s often described as feeling like you have a tight band across your head. Read more: http://www.Umm.Edu/altmed/articles/tension-headache-000074.Htm#ixzz1wzcetql4. ...Read more

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Why Do you get a tension headache?

Why Do you get a tension headache?

Tension-type: headache can develop from episodic Tension-type Headache and the resultant headache is considered a chronic form. The clinical presentation is similar to episodic TTH except for the increased frequency of attacks. The headaches are usually bilateral and diffuse and often have tenderness in the cervical muscles (neck) as well as the pericranial muscles. Rec.: see orofacial pain/headache specialist. ...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 can you relieve tension headaches?

How can you relieve tension headaches?

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. ...Read more

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What causes a morning tension headache?

What causes a morning tension headache?

Unknown!: Tension headaches are characterized by dull, non-pulsatile discomfort on both sides of the temples and forehead. Typically last for 30-60 min or for days. Affect at least 40% of adults in any given year. Occur most commonly in the early morning and late afternoon. The morning variety is often triggered by lack of sleep, awkward sleeping positions, hangovers and caffeine withdrawal. Cause unknown! ...Read more

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What are symptoms of tension headaches?

What are symptoms of tension headaches?

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 ...Read more

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How could tension headaches be treated?

Preventive : Depends how many headaches you have in a month. Otc are fine, but if you overuse you can get into medication overuse headache cycle. Preventive medications are helpful if the headaches are significant. ...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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What are the symptoms of tension headache?

What are the symptoms of tension headache?

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. ...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 signs of a tension headache?

What are common signs of a tension headache?

Well you might feel: Tension or stress prior to developing the full blown headache. Headaches are complex. Sometimes you notice certain things happen prior to your getting a headache. This should be reported to your doctor. Sometimes you get an aura - a sensation prior to a headache. Report this to your doctor.... There are so many headaches. The more information you provide makes a better diagnosis. ...Read more

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What are common symptoms of a tension headache?

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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How to relieve tension headache w/o medication?

How to relieve tension headache w/o medication?

Many ways to try...: A variety of strategies can help reduce the severity and frequency of chronic tension headaches without using medicine. Manage your stress level. Applying heat or ice to sore muscles may ease a tension headache. Good posture can also help keep your muscles from tensing up. Acupuncture, massage and meditation are also helpful for some people. ...Read more

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What is the best medicine for tension headache?

What is the best medicine for tension headache?

Depends on cause: Consider dental, jaw, stress, lack of sleep, medication side effects, sinus, etc. See your regular doctor and decide the next intervention. ...Read more

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What is the best way to stop a tension headache?

Reduce stress is key: That's how tension headache gets its name! So, to reduce it, do things in your life that de-stresses you, like taking walks in nature, slow down, meditating, drinking tea and hydrating, relaxing your muscles like what's done in hatha yoga doing slow stretches, massage.Do things opposite that makes you feel hurried, rushed, overwhelmed or overcommitted. Start saying, 'No' to others, and yes for U! ...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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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Stress Headache (Definition)

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