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What is the treatment for tension headaches?

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Tension headache treatment depends largely on determining the cause of the headache. Tension headaches can usually be treated by the use of over-the counter pain relievers such as Tylenol, ibuprofen, or even aspirin. When tension or stress is the cause, nondrug options may include massage to relieve muscle tension, yoga and other forms of exercise, and working less when possible.

SOURCES: Buchholz, D., " " Workman Publishing Company, 2002. Livingstone, I., Novak, D.; " " Novak Owl Books, 2004. Smith T. ; 2004.


Heal Your Headache: The 1-2-3 Program for Taking Charge of Your Pain,Breaking the Headache Cycle: A Proven Program for Treating and Preventing Recurring Headaches,Drugs

Young, W.,  "Migraine and other Headaches " Demos Medical Publishing, 2004. Cady R., "Sinus headache: a neurology, otolaryngology, allergy, and primary care consensus on diagnosis and treatment," Mayo Clinic Proceedings, July 2005. ,

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on February 16, 2017

SOURCES: Buchholz, D., " " Workman Publishing Company, 2002. Livingstone, I., Novak, D.; " " Novak Owl Books, 2004. Smith T. ; 2004.


Heal Your Headache: The 1-2-3 Program for Taking Charge of Your Pain,Breaking the Headache Cycle: A Proven Program for Treating and Preventing Recurring Headaches,Drugs

Young, W.,  "Migraine and other Headaches " Demos Medical Publishing, 2004. Cady R., "Sinus headache: a neurology, otolaryngology, allergy, and primary care consensus on diagnosis and treatment," Mayo Clinic Proceedings, July 2005. ,

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on February 16, 2017

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