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Tension Headache: Statistics, Symptoms, Causes & Treatment


Tension Headache Statistics

Tension headaches are very common. In fact, nearly 90% of all headaches are tension headaches. These headaches tend to affect women more so than men. A tension headache can last any length of time from minutes to months to years, though the majority of tension headaches last between 4 and 6 hours.

Symptoms of Tension Headaches

Common symptoms of tension headaches include:

  1. Pain radiating from the lower back of the head or neck
  2. Feeling of constant pressure in the head
  3. Pain on both sides of the head simultaneously
  4. Feeling as though head is constricted by a band

Causes of Tension Headaches

Common causes of tension headaches include: 

  1. Stress
  2. Sleep deprivation
  3. Spending excessive time periods in an uncomfortable position or with poor posture
  4. Eye strain, especially from looking at a computer screen
  5. Excessive muscle tension around the head and neck
  6. Teeth clenching

Tension Headache Treatment

ASTR treats tension headaches in a gentle, effective, and natural way. ASTR takes a holistic approach to address the root causes of these headaches, not just the symptoms. ASTR treatment can be done at home for tension headache

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