Tension headaches are one of the most common types of headache in adults. Pain is usually felt on ...
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Tension headaches are one of the most common types of headache in adults. Pain is usually felt on both sides of the head, at the temples or back of the head and neck. Some people say it feels like your head is in a vice. Tension headaches do not throb. The pain can last from 30 minutes to several days. It may be relieved by relaxing or taking a nonprescription pain reliever. Fifteen or more tension headaches a month for several months is considered a chronic tension headache and a physician can prescribe treatment.

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