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Tension Headache

Tension headaches are often described as a dull ache, pressure, or tightness on both sides of the head – starting from the forehead and continuing to the base of the skull. They are very common, and approximately 30-70% of people will experience at least one in their lifetimes.

Our evidence-based analysis on tension headache features 8 unique references to scientific papers.

Research analysis led by and reviewed by the Examine team.
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  1. ^ Barry L Hainer, Eric M Matheson. Approach to acute headache in adults. Am Fam Physician. (2013)
  2. ^ International Headache Society Tension Headache Campaign.
  3. ^ a b c Paul J Millea, Jonathan J Brodie. Tension-type headache. Am Fam Physician. (2002)
  4. ^ Anne Walling. Frequent Headaches: Evaluation and Management. Am Fam Physician. (2020)
  5. ^ a b Paolo Curatolo, Romina Moavero. Use of Nutraceutical Ingredient Combinations in the Management of Tension-Type Headaches with or without Sleep Disorders. Nutrients. (2021)
  6. ^ a b Jeremy Y Ng, Christina Hanna. Headache and migraine clinical practice guidelines: a systematic review and assessment of complementary and alternative medicine recommendations. BMC Complement Med Ther. (2021)
  7. ^ Andreas Straube, Anna Andreou. Primary headaches during lifespan. J Headache Pain. (2019)
  8. ^ Joseph R Yancey, Richard Sheridan, Kelly G Koren. Chronic daily headache: diagnosis and management. Am Fam Physician. (2014)