Tension headaches

Tension headaches are known as muscle-contraction or stress headaches. When you are emotionally stressed, you are often tense, and muscle tension is the source of many headaches. Also fluctuations in your normal sleep and meal schedule may set off tension headaches.

Tension headache occurs about 69% of men at some point in their lives. This medical condition is characterized by a dull pain that is mild to moderate in character. The pain is steady rather than pounding or throbbing, and it can last anywhere from 15 minutes to a week.

A tension headache strikes on both sides of the head and it’s usually impossible to pinpoint the exact center of pain. Often your upper back, jaw, and neck muscles will feel tense, and you might have tight sensation around your scalp as well. Sometimes there is a lot of vise-like pressure. Tension headaches are brought on mainly by stress or fatigue. Eye strain, emotional problems, caffeine withdrawal, grinding your teeth, and even gum chewing can all provoke an attack, as can poor posture or sitting in front of your computer for a long period of time.

You might also be interested in:

Jaw Muscle Pain Jaw muscle pain and tightness around the jaw usually comes from muscle overuse, frequently caused by...
BOTOX Cosmetic BOTOX Cosmetic (also known as Botulinum Toxin Type A) is a a popular non-surgical injection that temporarily...
Benefits of Health and Fitness People think that exercise is only benefit in losing weight, building a stronger heart, and stronger...
Acupuncture Acupuncture is a type of medical treatment that is frequently used by many individuals. Many people do...

Leave a Reply


All information on United Health Directory is meant only for educational purposes.
Consult your doctor if you have questions about your medical condition.
© 2005-2011 Eye Site Media. All rights reserved.