Reportedly, the most common type of primary headache and affecting 30% to 78% of the population is tension-type headache. However, it is the least studied of the primary headache disorders. Its association with migraine is unclear although it is an integral part of the headache pattern in the majority of migraine sufferers.
Chronic tension-type headache is classified by 15 or more headache days per month. Pharmacological approaches may include preventive treatment for tension-type headache especially if it is chronic as well as acute treatment. Nonpharmacological approaches may include biofeedback therapy, nutritional interventions, exercise, and stress management.
If you think that you suffer from tension-type headache, it is vital to seek appropriate treatment from a neurologist. To schedule an appointment with Tampa Bay Neurology & Sleep Medicine, please call us at (813) 564-0140 or request one online.