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A tension headache generally produces a diffuse, usually mild to moderate pain over your head. Many people liken the feeling to having a tight band around their head. A tension headache may also cause pain in the back of your neck at the base of your skull.
Symptoms of Tension headache
- Dull, pressure-like
- Generalized (all over, not just in one point or one side), worse in the scalp, temples or back of the neck
- Feels like a tight band or vise on the head
- Occurs as an isolated incident, or occurs constantly or daily
- Worsened or triggered by stress, fatigue, noise, glare
- Difficulty sleeping
Managing a tension headache is often a balance between fostering healthy habits, finding effective nondrug treatments and using medications appropriately. In addition, a number of preventive, self-care and alternative treatments may help you deal with headache pain.