What causes tension headaches?


Tension headaches are commonly triggered by various factors including sleep deprivation, excessive caffeine intake, stress, and even low-level viral or bacterial infections. These headaches typically feel like a band wrapped around the head, and are often associated with jaw pain and neck tightness, which contribute to the sensation of tension 1.

Tension Headaches

Andrew explains the three types of neurons and how they can be targeted to treat tension headaches. He discusses the advantages and disadvantages of different approaches, including turning off motor neurons, sensory neurons, or modulatory neurons. He also highlights the potential drawbacks of painkillers and the benefits of behavioral approaches.

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