Tension Headache - Causes, Symptoms and Pain Relief:


What is a tension headache?

A tension headache causes a constant ache and tightness around your forehead, temples, or the back of your head and neck. Usually, pain from a tension headache is mild to moderate and doesn't keep you from performing your daily tasks. However, the pain can sometimes be severe or continuous and disruptive.

These headaches are common and tend to come back, especially when you are under stress. Tension headaches can last anywhere from 30 minutes to several days.

What Are the Symptoms?

In mild to moderate tension headaches, there is a constant, band-like pain or pressure that lasts from 30 minutes to all day. Tension headaches tend to be moderate or mild and are rarely severe. Unlike migraines they are not usually unilateral, throbbing or associated with light and sound sensitivity or nausea and vomiting. Other features of tension headaches may include:

  • Headache upon awakening
  • General muscle aches
  • Difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Irritability
  • Disturbed concentration
  • Mild sensitivity to light or noise
  • Occasional dizziness
  • Pain Relief for Tension Headache with Pain Relief Cushions...

    When used hot, the warmth decreases muscle spasm, relaxes tense muscles and relieves the pain of tension headaches. Used wrapped around the neck or across the forehead, these cushions quickly alleviate the discomfort associated with tension headaches.

    Multiple cushions in the range can be used for the purpose of tension headache pain relief, these include;

    Tension Headache Pain ReliefThe 'Horseshoe' cushions used cooled wrapped around the neck area provides great relaxation and ease of the pain associated with tension headaches.
    Read more... Horseshoe Cushion for Tension Headache Pain Relief

    The information on PainReliefCushions is not intended as a substitute for medical professional help or advice but is to be used only as an aid in understanding certain conditions. A physician should always be consulted for back pain or any health problem.

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