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Tension Headache Definition and Symptoms

Tension headaches cause one to feel like their head is “in a vice” or like wearing a “really tight headband.”  Tension headache may also be referred to as tension-type headache (preferred), muscle contraction headache, psychogenic headache, stress headache, idiopathic headache, and “normal” headache. Tension Headache Symptoms You may be suffering from tension headache if you […]

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Cervicogenic Headache Research

Cervicogenic headache (headache resulting from problems in the neck) is recognized by the International Headache Society as a distinct headache diagnosis. Cervicogenic headache is described as pain originating in the structures of the cervical spine and characterized as a deep, non-throbbing, recurring headache. Its prevalence has been estimated to be as high as 16% of […]

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Diagnosis and Treatment of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is an entrapment neuropathy of the median nerve, which runs from the forearm into the hand. If the median nerve becomes compressed where it runs through the carpal tunnel, pain, weakness, and/or numbness occurs at the hand and wrist. How Is It Diagnosed? CTS should be diagnosed and treated early. A […]

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What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is a problem of the median nerve, which runs from the forearm into the hand. CTS occurs when the median nerve gets compressed in the carpal tunnel—a narrow tunnel at the wrist—made up of bones and soft tissues, such as nerves, tendons, ligaments, and blood vessels. The compression may result in […]

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