Tension-type headaches may be caused by muscle tension around the head and neck. Chronic contraction of the temporalis muscle caused by the teeth clenching is one of the main cause.\ Treatment: Using over-the counter pain medicines, prescription drugs, if having chronic or bad pain, avoiding things that trigger headache. Statistics: Episodic tension-type headaches are the most common type of primary headache. The prevalence of tension-type headache has been reported as being 29–71% in different studies.
This type of headache occurs most commonly in the 40–49 year age group, but it affects individuals of all ages, including children. Research: Mayo Clinic researchers found that deep brain stimulation (DBS), an advanced surgical treatment only in existence for a decade, could be used to reduce cluster headache occurrences. David Black, M.D., a neurologist at Mayo Clinic Rochester, led the study that shows that while medications remain the mainstay of treatment for patients whose attacks do not respond to medications, DBS may be a well-tolerated option that significantly reduces pain and suffering.