How to deal with tension headaches and neck ache on that side?

First things first. If you are certain that your headaches are tension headaches, then the best treatment is to reduce the tension. Range of motion exercises, frequent positional changes, heat (and/or ice) and massage are often useful. Using over the counter medications no more than 3 times weekly may also be helpful. But more frequent usage, even of these otc drugs runs the risk of provoking chronic daily headaches.

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What is the best way to deal with tension headaches and neck ache?

Relaxation massage. You can add Ibuprofen or Aleve (naproxen) if you have a good stomach and normal kidney functiontylenol heat massage control anxiety.

And I have a tension headache and back of the neck ache. How do I deal with this?

First things first. If you are certain that your headaches are tension headaches, then the best treatment is to reduce the tension. Range of motion exercises, frequent positional changes, heat (and/or ice) and massage are often useful. Using over the counter medications no more than 3 times weekly may also be helpful. But more frequent usage, even of these otc drugs runs the risk of provoking chronic daily headaches.
Diagnose First. Pain on one side caused by spastic neck muscles (superior trapezium & levator scapulae). tendonitis where these muscles insert upon back of skull is painful.  my observation has been common unequal girth & mass of superior trapezium muscles from chronic unconscious head tilting (various causes). A neurologist's evaluation, massage biofeedback, etc., to treat. See chronic pain board on quora. Com.

Pressure both sides if temples only. Feels like someone pressing on both sides with fingers. Brain fog also with upper neck ache tension headache?

Hypertension? I notice you are on pain meds, but I don't see that you are on anything for high blood pressure which you say you have. Firstly make sure your high blood pressure is treated adequately. If it is, then the next consideration would be tension headache. However, with brain fog, it could be any of a number of things, so I would recommended you see your family doctor. Can't diagnose with so little info.

Are there things I can do to prevent tension headaches and neck aches?

Lifestyle changes? If the diagnosis is correct changes in your life style and if necessary medications can help.

Is it common for neck aches to cause tension headaches?

Yes. Tension headaches are generated from the muscles and in likewise fashion, neck problems can cause similar muscular contractions leading to headaches typically up the back of the head from the neck.

Neck aches/tension headaches. When I lay my head back on anything the area where my skull meetstmy neck feels a little sore. Any ideas on cause?

See that you suffer. From anxiety. Some people tend to carry their tension/ stress in their necks & upper backs. The first thing I would recommend is to get your anxiety & stress under control. I note you described this as tension headaches - if not formally evaluated by a doctor would do so. Would encourage you to look into options like acupuncture to help with the tight muscles (& possible trigger points) in neck &.
Likely muscle tensio. Generalized anxiety can cause neck aches, as can a pinched nerve. Talk to your doctor about treatment options for both and have an MRI of your cervical region if conservative measures fail. You may also wish to remove any weapons hidden in your pillowcase. Just kidding. :).

When laying down I get tension headaches, stuffy nose, facial, eye aches. Sometimes neck aches. It lessens after I get up. But always there.

The headaches. You describe may be due to a SINUS problem. Lying down decreases the emptying of fluid filled sinuses due to seasonal allergies! This is "that time of year"!! Try an OTC anti-histamine/anti congestion medication. Nasal spray (with OTC cortisone like medication) is also worth a trial! Just a thought! Dr Z.
See your doctor. Certainly sounds like you have a problem that needs a physical exam to help determine the solution. I would see your doctor soon as you can to start getting answers. Good luck.

Hi I have had dull pain on the left hand side at the back of my head it started as neck pain and it has been 2 days could it be a tension headache?

Other possibilities. By and large tension headaches are defined as headaches which extend about the WHOLE headaches while other types of headaches such as migraines typically show up only on 1 side. Other possibilities such as cervical column osteoarthritis can radiate upward into the head at times. If you'd like to chat 1-1 about this please set up an appointment with me at: www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi.

Dull left side headaches, come and go for 2 months. Work in front of computer 12 hrs/day. Sometimes neck is sore. No insurance, tension headaches? 29m

Possible stress. Tension headaches are a possible explanation as you appear to be in lot of it especially working 12 hours a day. But you also have allergies and sinusitis which can cause headaches too. Improve your posture at the computer: two feet away, screen straight in your eye sight, elbows at 90 degree angle on key board and a chair with straight back should be helpful. Good sleep and exercise will help.