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What is the definition of tension-type headaches?

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Tension-type headaches are the most common type of headaches among adults, thought to be caused by tightened muscles in the back of the neck and scalp; tension-type headaches are usually triggered by some type of environmental or internal stress.

From: Migraine and Headache Glossary WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: Mayo Clinic. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on February 13, 2019

SOURCES: Mayo Clinic. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on February 13, 2019

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