November 18

Where is my tension headache coming from?


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Headaches are a common complaint we see at physiotherapy. Headaches can be caused by tension, cervicogenic, stress, hypertension, sinus, migraines, hormone, cluster, allergy etc. Tension-type headaches (TTH) are based on a patient’s description of the headache and the location. Tension-type headaches usually have mild to moderate symptoms and are not accompanied by nausea or vomiting, sensitivity to light or sound, and/or neurological symptoms. 1


Patients with Tension-type headaches have an increased number of myofascial trigger points in muscles of the head, neck and shoulders. The location of the tension-type headache can lead us to the muscles at fault and thus tell us how to reduce the tension and headache symptoms. Common tension-type headache locations and their corresponding muscle group are listed below.2  Stop living with tension headaches. Let our team at REP Physio help you! Email us at  or

Which type do you have?

Types of Tension Headaches




  1. Tension-Type Headaches by Silberstein et al. May 2020.
  2. Headache: muscle tension, trigger points and referred pain. L. Ardent- Nielsen. April 2015.



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