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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.

Update Date 1/5/2016

Updated by: Joseph V. Campellone, MD, Division of Neurology, Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.