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What is the cause of pain during tension headaches?

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The chief source of pain is thought to be tight muscles that irritate nerves in the head and neck. Tension headaches can be short-lived and happen rarely, or they can last for a while and come back often.

SOURCES:

Buchholz, D. , Workman Publishing Company, 2002. Heal Your Headache: The 1-2-3 Program for Taking Charge of Your Pain

Livingstone, I. , Novak Owl Books, 2004. Breaking the Headache Cycle: A Proven Program for Treating and Preventing Recurring Headaches

Smith T. , 2004. Drugs

Young, W. , Demos Medical Publishing, 2004. Migraine and Other Headaches

Cady R. , July 2005. Mayo Clinic Proceedings

Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on August 18, 2019

SOURCES:

Buchholz, D. , Workman Publishing Company, 2002. Heal Your Headache: The 1-2-3 Program for Taking Charge of Your Pain

Livingstone, I. , Novak Owl Books, 2004. Breaking the Headache Cycle: A Proven Program for Treating and Preventing Recurring Headaches

Smith T. , 2004. Drugs

Young, W. , Demos Medical Publishing, 2004. Migraine and Other Headaches

Cady R. , July 2005. Mayo Clinic Proceedings

Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on August 18, 2019

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