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Does a tension headache also cause pain in the face, at the bridge of your nose?

Does a tension headache also cause pain in the face, at the bridge of your nose?

CHECK: Pain in the bridge of the nose isnt typical, but since many things are possible checking it out with your doctor might be a good idea. Pain in the face might be a dental or sinus problem too. It's worth checking. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...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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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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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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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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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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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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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Tension Headache (Definition)

Tension headache is 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