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What is a muscular contraction headache?

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What is a muscular contraction headache?
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  DoctorAnil replied 10 months ago.

Muscle contraction headache is a type of tension headache that is associated with tightening of muscles in the head, which leads to the onset of pain.

Triggers for the condition include-

Anxiety or stress,Dehydration,Excessive smoking, caffeine or alcohol consumption,Eye straining,Fatigue,Irregular meal,Poor posture.

Treatment may include

Analgesic medications, such as paracetamol, ibuprofen or aspirin.