A tension-type headache (TTH) is typically mild to moderate pain. This can often be described as a feeling like a tight band tied around your head. While a tension-type headache is the most common type of headache, its true causes aren’t yet discovered.
Various treatments for tension-type headaches are available. There are medications, balancing between practicing healthy habits, etc. Contact us for a non-drug solution.
Common signs and symptoms of a tension-type headache are mild or throbbing aching head pain, feeling of tightness or pressure around the head or the back of the head, tenderness in the muscles of the scalp, neck, and shoulder, etc. muscles
Tension-type headaches are categorized as — episodic and chronic. Episodic tension-type headaches can last from 30 minutes to an entire week. Frequent episodic TTH occurs in less than 15 days a month for three months. And this type of headache may become chronic. Therefore, treat them earlier.
On the other hand, Chronic tension-type headaches last for hours and may be quite persistent. If your headaches are occurring 15 or more days a month for at least three months, this can be considered a chronic headache. Tension-type headaches can be difficult to differentiate from migraines. Also, if you are experiencing frequent episodic tension-type headaches, you are likely to have migraines as well. Unlike certain types of migraine, tension-type headaches generally aren’t related to visual disturbances, nausea, or vomiting. We treat headaches with advanced Infra-red light therapeutic devices.