muscle contraction headache


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ten·sion head·ache

headache associated with nervous tension, anxiety, and other causes often related to chronic contraction of the scalp muscles.
See also: posttraumatic neck syndrome.

muscle contraction headache

Tension headache, see there.

ten·sion head·ache

, tension-type headache (ten'shŭn hed'āk, ten'shŭn-tīp)
Headache associated with nervous tension, anxiety, and the like, often related to chronic contraction of the scalp muscles.
Synonym(s): muscle contraction headache.
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In fact, a third causative factor (such as a common biochemical vulnerability involving the serotonin-norepinephrine neurotransmitters) could account for both entities occurring so commonly together.[15] This explanation might also account for the high response of both migraines and muscle contraction headaches to tricyclic antidepressants.[7,16,17]