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Where is my tension headache coming from?

Posted on: November 18th, 2020 by REP Physio

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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  info@repphysio.ca  or westbrook@repphysio.ca

Which type do you have?

Types of Tension Headaches

 

 

References:

  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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