RELIEVING TENSION HEADACHES
It seems hard to imagine, but 3 million people in the United States each year report having tension headaches. They are becoming more and more common. Tension headaches, also referred to as stress headaches, are known for mild to moderate pain that feels like there is a band around the forehead or at the back of the head and neck. Some people only experience them occasionally while others can have them more than 15 times in a month (referred to as chronic tension headaches). No matter how often a person experiences these headaches, they are not easy to deal with. What causes them?
There is no single known cause for tension headaches. There are, however, a number of factors that may contribute to them.
These headaches generally come on later in the day and cause the person having them to feel tired and easily irritated. He or she may have muscle aches, tiredness, and sensitivity to light and sound. They are unlike migraines in the fact that they do not come with nausea, vomiting, or problems with vision.KEYWORDS