Tension headache

Tension type headache also called tension headache is the most common form of headache. In addition to headaches, the majority of people with these symptoms 60-80% also suffer from neck pain. Tension type headache is a form of primary headache which means a headache without demonstrable neurological abnormalities. In tension type headache, most cases involve headaches on both sides of the head. The diagnosis of tension type headache is easy to make, the physiotherapists at Fysiofitaal can help you with this.

Cause

Tension type headache is the most common form of headache. In addition to headaches, the majority of people with these symptoms 60-80% also suffer from neck pain.This form of headache can last a long time but it certainly does not always have to. Tension type headache can last from 30 minutes to 7 months. Tension type headache is a form of primary headache which means a headache with no detectable neurological abnormalities present. This form of headache can be very annoying but is therefore harmless.
The exact cause of tension type headache is not known. This type of headache can be caused by several factors including stress.
Tension headache

Symptoms

In tension type headache, most cases involve headaches on both sides of the head. For example, some headache forms are only on the left or right side of the head. The pain is often described as oppressive and may be mild to moderate in severity. In addition to pain, there may also be impaired function. Consider a less smooth movement of the head.

Diagnosis

To diagnose tension type headache, the physical therapist begins the initial treatment by asking a number of questions. From this information your physical therapist can get a lot, this gives the physical therapist an idea where the symptoms may come from. Then the physical therapist will do and number of tests and see if there is, for example, less mobility. The physical therapist will always inform you where the symptoms are coming from and discuss with you how best to treat it. The diagnosis of tension type headache is easy to make, the physiotherapists of Fysiofitaal can help you with this.

Treatment

Treatment for this type of headache can vary greatly. Treatment depends totally on what kind of symptoms are experienced. Often the treatment consists of a combination of pain relief and exercise therapy. The physical therapist will explain which treatment is best for you and discuss and personalize it with you.
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