Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Headache Tension Prevention

Prevention of a tension headache includes:

  • Avoid headache triggers.
  • Neck muscle stretching
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Range of motion exercises for the head and neck
  • Get regular exercise.
  • Minimize stress as much as possible.

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Last Updated: Jan 5, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Headache Tension References
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