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What are tension headache?

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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics
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In brief: Tension headaches

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

In brief: Tension headaches

Headaches which are caused by stress or discomfort on neck, scalp and headmuscles.
Headaches are band-like in nature
Dr. Oscar Novick
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Dr. David Houghton
Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
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In brief: Most common headache

Tension headaches are the most common type of headache.
They usually last less than 1-2 hours, typically feel like a tight band around the head, and don't usually involve nausea or vision changes. Unlike migraines or cluster headaches, they are not usually incapacitating. They can be helped with non-prescription pain meds, but these should not be used daily or else rebound headaches may begin.

In brief: Most common headache

Tension headaches are the most common type of headache.
They usually last less than 1-2 hours, typically feel like a tight band around the head, and don't usually involve nausea or vision changes. Unlike migraines or cluster headaches, they are not usually incapacitating. They can be helped with non-prescription pain meds, but these should not be used daily or else rebound headaches may begin.
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