40 Facts About Headaches Your Doctor Probably Hasn’t Talked About

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2. The Most Common Headaches Are Tension Headaches

That dull pain that you feel at some point during the day may be a tension headache, especially if any other symptoms do not accompany it. You may also feel sensitive and tender around your neck and shoulders.

Tension headaches can be triggered by stress or by a hat or hairstyle. They can usually be relieved by an over-the-counter pain reliever or a simple at-home remedy. However, if they become chronic and disruptive to your daily life, you may need to talk to your doctor.