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Tension HeadachesDolores de cabeza producidos por la tensiĀ³n

Tension Headaches

Tension headaches cause a dull, steady pain on both sides of the head and in the neck and the back of the head. The eyes may also feel tired. Tension headaches can be triggered by lack of sleep, poor posture, eyestrain, stress, and other factors.

To help prevent tension headaches:

  • Make sure your work area is properly set up to help you avoid neck strain and eyestrain.

  • Make sure that your eyeglass prescription is current and is appropriate for the work you do.

  • Learn techniques for relaxing and reducing emotional stress. These include deep breathing, progressive relaxation, and biofeedback.

  • Maintain a regular exercise regimen under the guidance of a doctor. This can help keep your neck and back flexible, strong, and relaxed.

To relieve the pain:

  • Use moist heat to relax the muscles. Soak in a hot bath or wrap a warm, moist towel around your neck.

  • Brush your scalp lightly with a soft hairbrush.

  • Give yourself a massage. Knead the muscles running from your shoulders up the back of your skull.

  • Use an ice pack. Apply this directly to the place where you feel pain.

  • Rest. Sleeping often helps relieve headache pain.

  • Drink plenty of fluids. Dehydration is another trigger for headaches.

Date Last Reviewed: 2003-08-14T00:00:00-06:00

Date Last Modified: 2008-07-15T00:00:00-06:00

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2450 E. Guadalupe Rd.
Suite 107

Gilbert, AZ 85234
480.507.0600
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Dr. Kahn has been in private practice in Mesa/Gilbert, Arizona since 1985. He is a highly skilled ophthalmologist who practices medical and surgical ophthalmology. He was voted Top Doctor in Phoenix Magazine in 2005.

Ophthalmologist Dr. Eason is a diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology with over 14 years of experience. He has performed thousands of eye surgeries. Dr. Eason and his staff are committed to providing high-quality eye care in a professional and friendly manner.