tension headache

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Noun1.tension headache - a headache located at the back of the headtension headache - a headache located at the back of the head; usually caused by body tension resulting from overwork or psychological stress
cephalalgia, head ache, headache - pain in the head caused by dilation of cerebral arteries or muscle contractions or a reaction to drugs
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ten·sion head·ache

n. dolor de cabeza causado posiblemente por una tensión nerviosa mental.
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Common primary headaches include migraines, cluster headaches, and tension headaches. Secondary headaches are symptoms that happen when another condition stimulates the pain-sensitive nerves of the head.
Tension headaches brought on by stress, poor posture and eye strain.
These light sources cause eye strain, and thus often result in tension headaches or migraines.
Sanober said, 'Crying relieves stress,' and, she elaborated,'chronic stress can increase the risk of heart attacks, damage certain areas of the brain,contribute to digestive issues like ulcers and cause tension headaches and migraine beside other health issues.
Tension headaches, also referred to as "stress headaches," are the most common type of headaches, characterized by a feeling of constant pressure on both sides of your head.
This usually results in a stiff, painful sore neck and tension headaches. People who have the incorrect number of pillows or an uncomfortable mattress, can wake with a stiff, painful neck.
According to doctors, there are three common types of headaches - tension headaches, sinus headaches, and migraines.
Headache Disorders: Focus on Migraines and Tension Headaches
Her family also said she suffers from chronic tension headaches, and that she had a mild stroke last year.
One of the most usual headaches are tension headaches and migraine headaches, each triggered by various causes.
Tension headaches are another common side effect of poor posture.
Different conditions may contribute to tension headaches such as poor posture mainly in front of computers, Trauma to the neck, placing mobile between shoulder and neck for long period of time.