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Tension Headaches Are a Pain!

Tension headaches are one of the most common headaches among adults. The main symptoms are pain on both sides of the head and/or in the front or back of the head. The pain can be throbbing in nature. Women are twice as likely to suffer from tension headaches as men.

If your tension headaches persist for more than three months, they are considered to be chronic. Chronic tension headaches may be constant and almost always present, but the pain intensity may vary throughout the day.

Tension headaches are usually associated with neck pain. If the cervical bones of your neck are misaligned, or not moving properly, it can cause nerve and joint irritation which is the cause of a tension headache.