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Tension-type headache

Tension-type headache

Overview

The most common cause of tension-type headaches is muscle contraction in the head, neck or shoulders.

Review Date 9/23/2019

Updated by: Alireza Minagar, MD, MBA, Professor, Department of Neurology, LSU Health Sciences Center, Shreveport, LA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.