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How often do tension headaches appear?

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A tension headache may appear periodically ("episodic," less than 15 days per month) or daily ("chronic," more than 15 days per month). An episodic tension headache may be described as a mild to moderate constant band-like pain, tightness, or pressure around the forehead or back of the head and neck.

From: Pain Management and Tension Headaches WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCE: Mayo Clinic.

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on September 12, 2018

SOURCE: Mayo Clinic.

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on September 12, 2018

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