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Tension Headache


      This is commonly a result of emotional stress or muscle tension, causing a contraction of head and neck muscles. The dull, vice-like pain may come and go over a period of hours. Tension headaches affect both sides. Treatment with painkillers can relieve the pain, while physical therapies like massage ease the underlying muscle tension. The most common of all types of headache.

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Other Types of Vascular Headaches

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