- tension headache
- tension headache n headache marked by mild to moderate pain of variable duration that affects both sides of the head and is typically accompanied by contraction of neck and scalp muscles
* * *tension-type headache a primary headache brought on by prolonged overwork or emotional strain, or both, affecting especially the occipital region; it is usually continuous for weeks or months. Some individuals are particularly susceptible, possibly because of a defect in neurologic pathways controlling pain. A distinction is made between episodic tension headaches, which abate within a few weeks to six months, and chronic tension headaches, which persist uninterrupted for six months or longer.
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