Scottsdale, Arizona (PRWEB) October 23, 2014
Tension headaches are a very common occurrence. For some patients, tension headaches can be set off by a variety of triggers including everything from stress to looking at a screen for too long. When the pain persists, it can be extremely damaging to a patient in many ways. Here is some of the most important information that tension headache sufferers need to know in order to improve their condition today.
1. Causes of Tension Headaches
As stated above, there are a wide variety of reasons that a patient can experience a tension headache. Stress, alcohol, caffeine, and even staring at a screen or driving for too long can all be causes for tension headaches. There are many different triggers that have not been listed, so it is important for physicians to gather as much information as they can about the patient's environment and identify any triggers that might be setting these tension headaches off.
2. Symptoms of Tension Headaches
Scottsdale pain management doctor Sham Vengurlekar reveals that the type of pain that patients feel when they have tension headaches varies depending on the trigger that set it off. Pain can be dull and achy over a long period of time. Patients might even feel like there is a tight band pulling against their forehead. A headache is not the only symptom that accompanies tension headaches, however. Oftentimes, tension headache sufferers will feel a sensitivity to noise or light, they will feel irritable, and they might even have a hard time concentrating on their daily activities. If a patient experiences tension headaches more than 15 times per year, they are considered to be a chronic case.
3. Treatment of Tension Headaches
Because of the many different triggers that can set off a tension headache throughout the day, Scottsdale pain management doctor Sham Vengurlekar suggests keeping a diary throughout the day. Patients should record how they are feeling and what they are doing should they experience the onset of a tension headache. Acupuncture, yoga, and meditation can also help patients to deal with their pain.
For more information about chronic tension headaches, how they affect patients and how they can be treated, contact Dr. Sham Vengurlekar at the Premier Pain Institute today.
480 314 2288