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How to deal with tension headaches and neck ache on that side?
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Dr. Edward Smith
Neurology
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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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