Tension Headaches

Tension Headaches | Comprehensive Pain Managememnt Center

Tension Headaches

Tension headaches are the most common type of headaches and are described as a sharp, steady throbbing in the head. Tension headaches may be the result of a trigger.

Common triggers include:

  • Staring at a screen for too long
  • Stress
  • Certain food and drinks like caffeine


Symptoms  include a tight band-like feeling around the head, irritability, and sensitivity to light and sound.

Tension headaches are more common in middle-aged people and seem to occur more in women than men.


Treatment includes:

  • Pain medication
  • Antidepressants
  • Muscle relaxants

Doctors do caution against the overuse of over the counter pain medications as they can cause headaches of their own.

Lifestyle modifications, such as identifying and avoiding triggers, are also considered and may provide more long-term relief.


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