Tension-type Headaches

Pain & Injury on October 21st, 2010 No Comments

Tension-type headaches (TTH) are the most prevalent of headache disorders seen in clinical practice. This condition can be divided into two subgroups or categories: episodic and chronic their definition is based the upon frequency of the attacks. Episodic (TTH) occurs fewer than 15 days per month and chronic (TTH) occurs 15 days or more per month. Stress is commonly seen as the biggest trigger for these headaches and as we know with stress comes increased muscular tension. There are three muscles that should be treated when someone presents with a tension-type headache the Upper Trapezius, Sternocleidomastoid and the Temporalis. Can you name two other muscles that refer pain into the head??

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