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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Types of headache noted were Tension Type headache 69.2% (n = 63), Migraine 17.5(n = 16), cluster headache 2.1(n = 2), hemicrania continua 1.09% (n = 1), medication over use headache (MOH) 3.2% (n = 3), occipital Neuralgia 2.1% (n = 2), supra orbital neuralgia 1.09% (n = 1), coexisting migraine and TTH 3.2% (n = 3).
The two most common disorders in this rubic are chronic tension type headache (CTTH) and transformed migraine other disorders include hemicrania continua new daily persistent headache (NDPH) and various chronic short duration headache such as chronic cluster headache, chronic paroxysmal hemicranias, and hypnic headache.
These include lower back pain, rheumatoid arthritis, cancer pain, dysmenorrhoea, lateral elbow pain, endometriosis, peripheral joint osteoarthritis, prevention of migraine and tension type headache, shoulder pain, fibromyalgia, and pain in labour.
Furthermore, the questionnaire included differential diagnoses of migraine, tension type headache and post-traumatic headache.
SUMMARY--Migraine and tension type headache are the most common disabling primary headache disorders.
According to the ICHD-III, the types of headache diagnosed by the neurologist were in order of decreasing frequency: Migraine without Aura (MwoA), Episodic Tension Type Headache (ETTH), Chronic Migraine (CM), Chronic Tension Type Headache (CTTH), Migraine with Aura (MwA), Headache attributed to TMD (TMD Headache), and Headache attributed to disorder of Neck (Neck Headache) (Table 1).
Al Boudi said tension type headache is the other type of primary headache.
Country Prevalence of TTH (%) MH (%) Headache (%) Our study (a) 76 27.10 14.50 Jordan (b) 82.3 36.1 7.7 Oman (c) 83.6 -- 10.1 Qatar (d) 72.5 11.2 7.9 Saudi Arabia (e) 8-12 3.1-9.5 2.6-5 TTH, tension type headache; MH, migraine headache.
Five (10%) suffered from High altitude cerebral edema, four (8%) patients had tension type headache, which was diagnosed according to the criteria of international headache society (IHS).
Analysis showed the following results; Patients suffering from tempo mandibular disorders (TMD) 72(38%), trigeminal neuralgia (TN) 45 (23%), burning mouth syndrome 24(12.6%), atypical facial pain 18(9.5%) Dental pain 15(7.9%), tension type headache 6(3.17%), oro pharyngeal tumors 9(4.7%).
Referredpain areas of active myofascial trigger points in head, neck, and shoulder muscles, in chronic tension type headache. Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies 2010; 14(4): 391-396