Overview

A tension headache is the most common type of headache. This type of headache can cause mild or moderate pain in the head, neck, and behind the eyes. Some patients say that a tension headache feels like a tight band around their foreheads. The maj[read article]

Tests for Tension Headaches

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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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Neurological Examination
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A cranial CT scan of the head is a diagnostic tool used to create detailed pictures of the skull, brain, paranasal sinuses, and eye sockets. CT stands for computed ...  More
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Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the head is a painless, noninvasive test that produces detailed images of your brain and brain stem. The test is carried out wit...  More
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Prescribed Medications for Tension Headaches

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ASPIRIN (AS pir in) is a pain reliever. It is used to treat mild pain and fever. This medicine is also used as directed by a doctor to prevent and to treat heart at...  More
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IBUPROFEN (eye BYOO proe fen) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used for dental pain, fever, headaches or migraines, osteoarthritis, rheumato...  More
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This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.  More
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METAXALONE (me TAX a lone) is a muscle relaxer. It is used to treat pain and stiffness in muscles caused by strains, sprains, or other injury.  More
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ACETAMINOPHEN; BUTALBITAL (a set a MEE noe fen; byoo TAL bi tal) is a pain reliever. It is used to treat tension headaches.  More
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ACETAMINOPHEN; BUTALBITAL; CAFFEINE; CODEINE (a set a MEE noe fen; byoo TAL bi tal; KAF een; KOE deen) is a pain reliever. It is used to treat tension headaches.  More
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ASPIRIN; BUTALBITAL; CAFFEINE (AS pir in; byoo TAL bi tal; KAF een) is a pain reliever. It is used to treat tension headaches.  More
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ASPIRIN; BUTALBITAL; CAFFEINE; CODEINE (AS pir in; byoo TAL bi tal; KAF een; KOE deen) is a pain reliever. It is used to treat tension headaches.  More
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Over the Counter Medications for Tension Headaches

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ASPIRIN (AS pir in) is a pain reliever. It is used to treat mild pain and fever. This medicine is also used as directed by a doctor to prevent and to treat heart at...  More
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ACETAMINOPHEN (a set a MEE noe fen) is a pain reliever. It is used to treat mild pain and fever.  More
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IBUPROFEN (eye BYOO proe fen) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used for dental pain, fever, headaches or migraines, osteoarthritis, rheumato...  More
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Self Care for Tension Headaches

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Russian massage is a massage therapy technique developed in the former Soviet Union. It is most often classified as a sports massage.  More
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Stress is your body's normal response to trying events and emotional challenges in your daily life. But while some stress can be healthy, too much can lead to ...  More
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Rest
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Lifestyle Modification
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