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Thursday, November 21, 2013

What is the outlook?

What is the outlook?

In the majority of cases, tension headaches respond well to treatment. They are unpleasant but not usually harmful if they do not occur as a symptom of another condition.

For treatment to be effective it is important that the patient adheres to the doctor's instructions. Non-compliance or non-adherence is one of the most common reasons for treatment failures - not only for tension headaches.

When tension headaches occur as a symptom of another condition, they will generally get better when that underlying condition is treated successfully. If painkillers are used too often and for too long, there is a risk the patient may develop rebound headaches.

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