Tension Type Headache

A tension-type headache, otherwise called tension headache, is a mild, moderate, or severe pain in the head, neck, and behind the eyes. It is caused by contraction of the muscle in the head and neck regions and can be triggered by eye strain, fatigue, smoking, alcohol, caffeine, poor posture, skipping meals, and bad posture.

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Why does my 10-year-old son get headaches like migraines almost every day?

Query: Hello doctor,My 10-year-old son is debilitating with almost daily chronic headaches (seem to be migraines), which are worse at night as he gets slightly dizzy, and he says it hurts to walk. The MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) is clear, and there are no eye pressure issues or eye problems, and there...  Read Full »

Dr. Hitesh Kumar


Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would like to know some further details about a headache (you will need to ask questions from the boy): 1. Since when he started to have these headaches, and for how many years? 2. In which part of the head he feel headaches? (you can attach your photo, clicked f...  Read Full »

What are the possible causes of persistent headaches apart from a tension headache?

Query: Hi doctor, Last week, I went to a hospital to know the cause. Before going to the hospital, I had some symptoms for three days. I searched online about the symptoms and I got a diagnosis of migraine online. But my doctor checked me and told me that I have a tension headache. He gave me two medica...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are some differences present between migraine and tension-type headache. Migraine pain occurs as a throbbing one and many people having slight exertion like walking up a flight of stairs can worsen the pain. In contrast, the pain associated with tension-type heada...  Read Full »

Why am I feeling pressure sensation in the head throughout the day?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 40-year-old female, and I have temporal pressure in the head all day for ten days and muscle tension in the cheekbones. There are no other symptoms. No dizziness. What can it be? I did an MRI of the head three months ago, all clear, and a blood test four days ago which was also a...  Read Full »

Dr. Nagaraj Patil

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician, Diabetologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Based on the information given, I know that you have had pressure sensations in the temporal region throughout the day for the last ten days. You are also experiencing tightness in the cheekbones. There are few medical conditions that can pres...  Read Full »

Can muscle sprain cause brain fog?

Query: Hi doctor,I have a neck sprain after chiropractic manipulation. I started having brain fog and sprain the next day. I went to emergency, and they did a CT, but nothing wrong came up on CT. I have attached the image. Want to know what could be the problem and what to do next.  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Quka


Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I passed carefully through your brain and spine angio CT scan (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity) and that it is perfectly normal (no stroke). I think that this situation is peripheral vertigo due to a twisted muscle (muscle spasm) in the neck and ...  Read Full »

What are my neurological symptoms pointing at?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 21-year-old male with a weight of 50 kilograms and a height of five feet five inches. I have extreme fatigue for few days. I have unbearable pressure in my head, behind my eyes and ears. I have neck stiffness lasting for 40 minutes. I am unable to move my head in any direction a...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Quka


Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and test reports. Regarding your complaints, you can have any metabolic disorder. Check your vitamin D levels. You have phosphorous levels in borderline. You need to do a brain MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) to rule out the cause for...  Read Full »

I have headaches consistently. Please help me.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 24 year old male. I am having a headache for the past seven days. It remains the whole day and gets actuated just before sleep, while using a mobile phone and during the study. Pain is consistently spread across the scalp and is mild. For the past few days, I am taking treatment f...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. First dandruff treatment is not related to this. I guess your routine is the problem because such routine can lead to a constant headache and not good for health. You try to change it. Is there any stress or worries which trouble you? Do you find any blurring or difficu...  Read Full »

My husband gets frequent headaches thrice a week. Please help us.

Query: Hello doctor,My husband is having very frequent headache problem for at least twice or thrice in a week. We have consulted eye specialist as well as an ENT specialist, but in the test everything is good. Now, we are worried about his problem. Can you suggest or guide us about the reason?  Read Full »

Dr. Hitesh Kumar


Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I want to ask a few questions related to your husband's headache. Since how long he have these headaches? For how much time the episode of a headache will last? Is there any associated nausea or vomiting during headaches? How is his sleep? I suggest you get an MRI of th...  Read Full »

What could cause throbbing pain on the right side of the head?

Query: Hi doctor, It started with a throbbing pain on the right side of my head. It was there for a couple of days and decreased on its own. After a few days, it was back at the same place along with pain around the right eye and temple. Please help me. I am a 24 year old male.  Read Full »

Dr. Deepak Patel

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concerns. Pain on the right side of the head, which lasted for a few days and now has recurred, could be due to a tension headache, migraine or decrease vision in the eye. You should relax and try to take less stress as this also result in a headac...  Read Full »

Why am I having pressure in head with pain, dizziness and weakness in legs?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 51-year-old female. My symptoms are triggered by any physical exertion even just walking to the bathroom. I have pain and pressure in the head, weakness in the legs, dizziness, and pain in the center of the chest. It lasts for thirty minutes to three hours. I have done an MRI of th...  Read Full »

Dr. Hitesh Kumar


Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would like to know some further details about your symptoms. Please mention about the duration of headache, kind of headache whether it is heavy or stretching or squeezing or throbbing, part of the head where you feel headache, do you have nausea or vomiting during he...  Read Full »

Why am I getting headaches almost every day with dizziness and blurred vision?

Query: Hi doctor,My headache is becoming frequent every day. Recently, I had dizziness, lightheadedness, and blurred vision randomly. Sometimes, I have a loss of mobility in my left hand and it cannot close them properly. But it usually goes away within a few minutes. These symptoms become worse before get...  Read Full »

Dr. Sanya Dhingra

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Tension headache is the most common headache. At this age, you have a lot of stress and sometimes it becomes difficult to handle it. I recommend you try to avoid stress. If you cannot tolerate sound or bear light, then you can have a sudden he...  Read Full »

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