Coping with Tension Headache Pain

Your temples ache; you rub your neck in search of relief. You've got a terrible tension headache. Try these tips to handle the pain (9 Photos)

Arricca Elin SanSone on Sep 12, 2012 at 1:59PM

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Coping with Tension Headache Pain

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Know the Symptoms

“Patients describe the pain as a constant squeezing, tightness or pressure all over the head,” says Peter Goadsby, M.D., director of the University of California San Francisco Headache Clinic and member of the American Academy of Neurology. Discomfort may be worse at the temples, back of neck or shoulders. “The pain usually lasts for several hours but can linger for days, though it won't prevent you from functioning [like a migraine].” Episodes may occur occasionally, daily or almost constantly.

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