First Known Use of tension headache
medical Definition of tension headache
- Nearly half of all women with tension headaches unknowingly clench their chewing muscles, oral-facial pain experts report.
- —Prevention, August 2004
- Such headaches once were blamed on contraction of scalp muscles, but many dispute that idea. The name “tension headache” persists, however, since the problem is frequently found as part and parcel of general emotional stress.
- —Paul G. Donohue, The Springfield (Massachusetts) Union-News, 6 July 1994
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