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Symptoms of Muscle contraction headache

Symptoms of Muscle contraction headache: Introduction

Symptoms of muscle contraction headaches can vary between individuals and can be described as being achy, dull, or feeling a tightness or squeezing around the scalp. A muscle contraction headache can be mild to moderate and affect the entire head or only a certain area of the head. It is often described as starting in the back of the head and spreading to other areas. Symptoms that accompany a muscle contraction headache may include tightness or soreness of the muscles in the neck, jaw, and/or shoulders. The length of a muscle contraction headache can vary greatly between individuals.

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Headache -- Hope Through Research: NINDS (Excerpt)

The pain of these headaches is often described as a tight band around the head or a feeling that the head and neck are in a cast. "It feels like somebody is tightening a giant vise around my head," says one patient. The pain is steady, and is usually felt on both sides of the head. Chronic muscle-contraction headaches can cause sore scalps—even combing one's hair can be painful. (Source: excerpt from Headache -- Hope Through Research: NINDS)

Headache -- Hope Through Research: NINDS (Excerpt)

Occasionally, muscle-contraction headaches will be accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and blurred vision, but there is no preheadache syndrome as with migraine. Muscle-contraction headaches have not been linked to hormones or foods, as has migraine, nor is there a strong hereditary connection. (Source: excerpt from Headache -- Hope Through Research: NINDS)

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