Tension-Type Headache: Areas of Pain

Tension-type headaches Tension headaches can cause pain: In your upper back and neck. At the base of your head. Around your ears. In your jaw. Above your eyes.

Tension-Type Headache: Areas of Pain

Picture of possible areas of pain with tension headache

Tension-type headaches

Tension headaches can cause pain:

  • In your upper back and neck.
  • At the base of your head.
  • Around your ears.
  • In your jaw.
  • Above your eyes.

Current as ofMarch 28, 2019

Author: Healthwise Staff
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine

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