Causes and cures of tension headache

Causes and cures of tension headache

What are the causes and cures of tension headaches to ease and relieve them?

Tension headache, the most common type of headache, is associated with a dull or sharp, persistent, mild to severe pain that’s often described as a tight band around your head. A global study found around thirty-eight per cent of adults suffer tension headaches, compared with ten per cent who suffer migraines. The start is frequently in the teenage years, peaks in the forties, then decline in later years.

Tension headaches can be intermittent, with episodes lasting between half an hour to a week, or chronic, where the headaches are experienced more than fifteen days a month for three months or more. Without adequate treatment, about half of patients have a headache every day for ten or more years.

Tension headaches can be difficult to distinguish from migraines because there are many overlapping features. Both can be associated with dizziness, sensitivity to light and noise, nausea, difficulty concentrating, short-term memory loss, “foggy” thinking, depression, and anxiety. Both have tenderness in the scalp tissues and head muscles, but the passion is significantly greater in tension headaches than in migraines. Also, around 10% of tension headache patients have migraines.

Head tenderness associated with nodules and lumps (fibrotic change) formed in the scalp tissue and head muscles is a significant source of pain and nerve activity that triggers symptoms in many migraine and tension headache sufferers. Studies have found that remarkable the tenderness in head muscles, the considerable the frequency of tension headache. Excessive clenching or bracing of the jaw muscles is a significant cause of tension headaches. Such bracing can be driven by physical, emotional, and mental factors, such as posture, habit, frustration, anger, determination, and prolonged concentration.

We can help ease and relieve your symptoms with therapeutic Massage, osteopathic treatment, cupping Massage, or Hijama.

Precaution: There are some cases where such headaches should mean you need to see your doctor.

If you experience an abrupt and severe headache, see your doctor first. And if you have a headache after a head injury, especially if it gets worse, also see your doctor first.

We hope this information is helpful for you. If you have any questions about our treatments, please get in touch with us.

Leave A Comment

No products in the cart.