TENSION HEADACHE CHECKLIST
- 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
- The feeling of being stressed, depressed or anxious (happens to us all sometimes)
Knowing how to spot a tension headache, the most common type of headache, can help you treat and maybe even avoid them in the future.
What Causes a Tension Headache?
Not sleeping enough.
Skipping a meal.
Stress, depression, anxiety or working too much.
Clenching your jaw.
Straining your head or neck muscles.
Other options you can try include meditating, getting a massage, taking a hot shower or even physical therapy. Every person’s body reacts differently to different treatments.
Not every tension headache means you have to call your doctor, but they can be a sign of a more serious issue that needs care. Please talk to your physician about your symptoms to get the treatment you need.
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