Tension headaches are the most common type of headache and affect 36% of men and 42% of women – that’s 7 million Australians. Tension headaches usually present with some of the following characteristics:
The causes of tension type headaches are multiple and include different muscular conditions. Excessive muscle contraction such as jaw-clenching and active trigger points or “knots” can induce one. Poor posture, be it at work, in front of the computer or driving, are the other main culprits. Other causes include stress, anxiety and fatigue.
Our myotherapists here at CSSM can help you with a variety of treatments.
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