What’s Causing Your Tension Headache?

If you suffer from frequent headaches, you could be suffering from a tension headache. Tension headaches are the most common kind of headaches in adults. A tension headache is usually moderate, but they can be occasionally severe.

Occasionally, a doctor will imply that their headache is because they were are stress out female. I would like to see that sucker balance check book, change diaper, cook gourmet meal, cleaned house, nurse her mother back health, teach Sunday school, and hold down full time job.

Tension Headache

Some people might underestimate the debilitating power of a the garden variety headache, a tension headache. Some patients and doctors diagnose a headache as migraine just because it is intense or severe. You can have severe tension HA and moderate migraine.

Tension HA:                                                                                                            1) band of pressure around your forehead                                                     2) Tense-tight-sore-ache-even throb                                                                                 3) Pain is on side head-chewing muscle-Temporals                                             4) Put your finger on side head & clench                                                                                                                                  5)  Can be infrequent, frequent, or daily                                                                                                                                          6)  Mostly mild to moderate                                                                                                                                                             7)  More frequent in women 30 to 50

Tension headaches are painful. Medicines approach to tension headache was opioids, but now they are pushing botox as the next big addiction for tension headaches. These medicines treat symptom not cause of pain. Stop taking medications that cover up the headache. Start seeking care to manage the cause of headache.  Treating the cause is not more expensive than covering up the pain over many years you have taken Ibuprofen, opioids, Prozac, antidepressants, muscle relaxants, botox, or magic plastic. Four main causes of tension headache: grind-clench, tension muscles, trauma, and anxiety.  Now that you know what is causing tension headache, you can take back control of your life. Choose now to call Orofacial Pain Specialist to start recruiting chewing system orthopedic team.

Finding the Source of Your Tension Headache

There is no single cause for a tension headache and it is not an inherited trait that runs in families, like maybe a migraine headaches. The  Tension Headache can be caused by many things, including:

  • Muscle tension
  • Anxiety
  • Emotional hyjacking
  • Stress
  • Clench/Grind
  • Poor diet
  • Inadequate sleep
  • Neck pain
  • Habits-repetitive
  • Poor posture
  • Negative thinking
  • Worry, fretting

Look Out for These Symptoms

The symptoms for tension headaches vary, but often include:

  • Chronic fatigue
  • Difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep
  • Disturbed concentration
  • General muscle aching
  • Headache occurring later in the day
  • Irritability
  • IBS, reflux, GERD

Let Chewing System Orthopedic Team                                                                                                        Help Prevent Your                                                                                                                        Tension Headaches

When you have a tension headache, turn to an Orofacial Pain Specialist to help you determine the cause of your headache. Tension headaches are diagnosed based on the patient's detailed history and physical examination. If you choose the best team of orthopedic specialists, you will get better. Call us at (919) 781-6600 or contact us online for more information.

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