Tension Headache Relief
Tension headaches are similar to migraine in many respects, although the location of the headache may be somewhat different and the cause is more obvious. Prolonged nervous tension often seems to produce a spasm of the muscles in the back of the neck, particularly in certain people.
This muscles spasm draws the tissues over the surface of the cranium very tight, so the pain is felt not only in the back of the neck, but also over the top and front of the head as well. This is a steady, aching type of pain. Usually there is no nausea, vomiting, or flashing lights, for the problem does not appear to effect the brain but is due to external causes.
The treatment is similar to that outlined for migraine and sick headaches, as mentioned above. It is most important stress; be sure to take sufficient rest. Tension headaches are warning signals from nature which one cannot afford to ignore.