How to Tackle Your Tension Headaches

Posted on August 13th, 2018 by Orthopaedic Specialty Group

We’ve all experienced a headache at least once or twice in our lives, but for some, it’s a constant daily struggle. With a variety of headaches to suffer from and a wide range of symptoms, it can be hard to pinpoint the source. When it comes to frequent headaches, tension headaches are top on the list, and here is what you need to know.

What Is a Tension Headache?

A tension headache can range from moderate to severe and can cause pain in the head, neck and behind the eyes. One of the most common descriptions is a feeling that a tight band is around your head.

Triggers and Causes

The one thing that separates a tension headache from the rest is the cause is usually muscle related. From specific activities to everyday stress — your constant tension headache could have a daily reason. If you are staring at a computer screen all day long, have poor posture, are under a ton of emotional stress, or have been lacking sleep; it could be causing your headaches. With a variety of causes, keeping note of when they start is vital.

How to Find The Cause

The easiest way to identify the leading cause of this constant daily pain is to keep a diary. By noting what happened on the days you are suffering, it can help you avoid suffering from more pain. Avoiding triggers and trying a variety of therapies, such as massage, regular exercise, and stress management can help prevent your daily headaches and work towards relief.

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