Populations Conditions Tension-type Headache

Tension-type Headache

AKA: Tension headache, Stress headache

A mild to moderate pain often described as feeling like a tight band around the head. Tension headaches occur when neck and scalp muscles become tense or contract. The muscle contractions can be a response to stress, depression, head injury, or anxiety. They may occur at any age, but are most common in adults and older teens. It is slightly more common in women and tends to run in families.

Studies

29

Participants

10,973

Interventions

8

Last updated

6 days ago

Interventions

For decreasing time-weighted pain relief

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Effect size

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Research

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Efficacy

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Risk

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Over the Counter
Intervention
gScore
Research
Effect size
Risk
Acetylsalicylic acid, Acetylsalicylate
3.1
0.43
Aleve, Anaprox
3.0
0.58
Advil, Motrin
2.8
0.26
Tylenol, Paracetamol
2.6
0.16

For decreasing Pain-free at 2 hours

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Effect size

The effect size tells you the magnitude of the effect being studied. There are several measures of effect size, but GlacierMD uses Hedges g.

g  > 1.2
Huge
0.8 < g ≤ 1.2
Very large
0.5 < g ≤ 0.8
Large
0.2 < g ≤ 0.5
Medium
0.01 < g ≤ 0.2
Small
g < 0.01
Very small
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Evidence rating

The evidence rating describes how well this particular research question is supported by evidence.

This topic is supported by lots of consistent, high-quality evidence
This topic is supported by consistent, high-quality evidence
There's some evidence for this topic, but it's limited or inconsistent
There's little evidence supporting this topic
This topic has little or no evidence
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Risk rating

The risk rating summarizes the risks associated with an intervention.

This intervention has serious side effects that are relatively common
This intervention has serious side effects
This intervention has relatively common side effects
This intervention has side effects
This intervention has rare side effects
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gScore

The gScore is a composite score that combines:

Research

The total amount of research conducted on this topic. Higher-quality research is weighted more heavily than lower-quality research.

Efficacy

The observed effect size. This is normalized between different outcomes using Hedges g.

Risk

The risk of using this treatment, including side effects, addictiveness, and FDA warnings.
Over the Counter
Intervention
gScore
Research
Effect size
Risk
Acetylsalicylic acid, Acetylsalicylate
3.6
0.53
Tylenol, Paracetamol
3.3
0.16
Advil, Motrin
3.1
0.25
Aleve, Anaprox
2.4
0.23

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