Tension Headache: Symptom and Causes


  • Pain is like tight band or vise on the hand
  • Pain is all over the head, not one point or side
  • Pain is pressure like
  • Pain is worse in the scalp, back of the neck, shoulders
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • People with tension headaches tend to try to relieve pain by massaging their scalp, temples, or the bottom of the neck.


The cause of tension headache is not known. Triggers for pain
  • Stress, emotional tension, tiredness and anxiety
  • Sleep deprivation
  • Bad posture
  • Irregular meal time
  • Eye strain
  • Alcohol and smoking
  • Taking too much of caffeine or withdrawal
  • Dental problems
  • Cold and flu (sinus infection)

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