Chronic Tension Headache Vs Episodic Tension Headache

Hi there. In this video, I’m gonna
review the difference between a chronic tension headache and an episodic tension headache. I’m Dr. Kent Ferguson from Oliver Chiropractic Wellness Clinic. For more health information like this just click the button
to like and follow us. Now, what are tension headaches? Tension headaches can be described as a dull, aching pain in the head. People often describe these headaches as a pressure sensation, or tightness on the back
and sides of the head, or across the forehead. There can also be tenderness on the shoulder and neck muscles, as well as the scalp. Now, there are two categories
of tension headaches: Chronic and Episodic. And there are two primary
factors that identify each type. Those factors are the
length of the headache and the frequency of the headache. Chronic tension headaches
can generally last for hours and can be continuous. In regards to frequency,
chronic tension headaches episodes occur about
15 days or more a month for three or more months. Episodic tension headaches,
on the other hand, generally last half-hour to a week. In regards to frequency,
episodic tension headaches occur less than 15 days a
month for 3 or more months. Now, both chronic tension headaches and episodic tension headaches
can respond positively to a combination of chiropractic
care and lifestyle changes. If you or someone you care about is suffering from tension headaches, consider a complete consultation and examination in our office. To book an appointment, give
us a call at 780-455-2112, and our staff will be
happy to get you started. Thanks for watching, take care.

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