tension headache


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
Translations

ten·sion head·ache

n. dolor de cabeza causado posiblemente por una tensión nerviosa mental.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
References in periodicals archive ?
Q I've often heard the term, "tension headache." Is that just another name for a headache that isn't a migraine?
Anyone who has experienced head pain at office understands how debilitating even a mild tension headache can be.
A tension headache is usually stress-related and is identified as a muscle contraction headache.
It had never come to Muna's mind that what she has been through since ten years ago, was caused by tension headache, which can be treated in one session that would not take more than half an hour.
TO ease a tension headache originating in the suboccipitals - small muscles connecting the neck and the back of the head - lie on your back with your head on a book or telephone directory, like a pillow, advises osteopath Christian Bates, of the Perrymount Natural Health Clinic (perrymount.com).
More likely, they represent migraine headache or, less likely, tension headache or cluster headache.
"Types of headache include tension headache, sinus headache, migraine headache, and cluster headache," says Camelia Davtyan, MD, clinical professor of general internal medicine and health services research at the David Geffen School of Medicine.
One of the great advantages of utilising PiP on a regular basis is that, in time, users will notice that their neck and shoulder muscles become more flexible as the exercises help eradicate tension headache problems.
Researchers analyzed the data in relation to a baseline clinical diagnosis of pain-related conditions (arthritis, back pain, migraine, neuropathy, headache, tension headache, fibromyalgia, and psychogenic pain) and compared it to subsequent deaths by suicide.
Thyroid is important for muscle tension headache as well; muscles require significant energy to relax.