Tension Type Headaches
This category of headaches is not well defined in the literature and is often a diagnosis given for aching or tightness around the back of the skull, temples, and even in around the forehead; of variable intensity and duration, but often long lasting and commonly related to stress and tightness in the muscles around the face and neck.
Tension headaches are thought to be caused by a number of different factors, perhaps acting in conjunction with each other; it is therefore recommended that these types of headaches be addressed using a number of approaches, once a diagnosis has been arrived at.
Tension headaches may combine with a vascular type headache (ie:migraine), to produce a ‘combined’ headache; which essentially involves tension headache and a migraine co-existing. It is therefore important to address potential causes of both and once again this is where a combined approach will be best suited for relieving and/or preventing future attacks.
A ‘combined approach’ involves addressing any/all aggravating factors simultaneously. Neck Problems may contribute to Headaches and Migraines, so it is important to have them professionally addressed. It is also important to investigate for other potential causes, as many cases of Headaches and Migraines have more than one ingredient.
Key words: pains, neck, neckpain, suboccipital pain, trigger points, cervicogenic headaches, neck migraine, greater occipital nerve, myofascial referred pain, neck pain, nerve pain, neuralgias, chiropractic, chiropractor, osteopath, osteopathy, physiotherapist, physiotherapy, migraine with muscle pain, upper neck pain, cervicogenic headpain, muscle pain, migraines caused by neck and back issues
See Treatments Section:Click here
See Practice Directory for Health experts
Dr Jerome Dixon B.App.Sc (Chiropractic) B.Sc (Biochem)
89 Whitehorse Rd
Australia Ph: (03) 9816 8800
Ground Floor 517 St Kilda Rd
Melbourne. VIC. 3004
Corner Commercial & St Kilda Rds
Ph: 0417 22 66 78