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Tension Headachesin Phoenix, AZ

Treatment Options

You can treat many tension headaches by making simple lifestyle changes to prevent future headaches. Reducing your caffeine, alcohol, and usage of other drugs can help prevent future tension headaches. Getting at least eight hours of sleep per night and reducing your time using electronic devices is also recommended. Other treatment options include:

Symptoms

Tension headaches can last for a few minutes to a few days and may be worsened with stress, fatigue, noise, bright lights, or glare.

  • Dull, pressure-like pain in your head: Many describe this feeling like a tight band wrapping around your head squeezing it.
  • Pain in scalp, temples, back of the neck, and shoulders

Types

  • Episodic tension headaches: can last from thirty minutes to a week and occur less than fifteen days per month for at least three months
  • Chronic tension headaches: may last hours or be continuous and occur more than fifteen days per month for at least three months

Causes

  • Alcohol or other drug usage
  • Caffeine – too much or not enough
  • Dental problem
  • Eye strain, especially from too much screen time
  • Excessive smoking
  • Fatigue or overexertion
  • Infections such as cold, flu, sinus infection, or COVID-19
  • Stress
  • Tension or contraction in the muscles of your neck, scalp, and shoulders

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Contact our office to schedule an appointment and let us help you get back on your way to an active life without the limitations of chronic pain. From our Phoenix office, The Pain Experts of Arizona, serves pain management patients in Gilbert, Chandler, Mesa, Queen Creek, and the entire Phoenix area.