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 type of headache can last a long time but it certainly does not always. Tension-type headache can last from 30 minutes to 7 months. Tension type headache is a form of primary headache, which means that there is a headache without any detectable neurological abnormalities. This type of headache can be annoying but is harmless.
The exact cause of tension type headache is not known. This type of headache can be caused by several factors including stress.