Both physical and emotional stress can wear down your body, leading to painful tension headaches. If you've experienced an injury, or if you're recovering from another physical ailment, tension headaches accompany the healing. This is thought to be part of the body's response to the stress of fighting off an infection or healing a muscle injury. Rest and relaxation is the best treatment. Emotional stress may cause tension headaches. When we are upset, sad, or angry, our emotions may manifest in physical pain and tension. Taking deep breaths, using calming techniques, and removing emotional stressors from your life are all helpful treatments for the emotionally-induced tension headache.
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