Tension Type Headache (TTHA)

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  • Pain/Tension is of mild to moderate intensity.
  • Pain/Tension is worst in the afternoon or early evening.
  • The discomfort is felt on both sides of your head, at the base of your skull..
  • Over-the-counter medication can cause some relief.
  • Soft Tissue Manipulation is the most effective form of treatment.
  • Pain lasts anywhere from 20 minutes to 7 days.
  • Pain can become chronic, with throbbing sensations and nausea or vomiting.
  • Physical activity doesn't increase the pain.
  • Note that this type of headache is most common in women.
  1. We treat this type of headache through a combination of postural changes, stretches, soft tissue manipulation, chiropractic manipulative therapy, and ergonomic changes in work, home, and car environments.
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