A tension-type headache is usually mild to moderate pain that feels like a band tightening around the head.
Pain in the jaw or neck may trigger these headaches.
Headaches may occur several or many days each month.
Doctors base the diagnosis on symptoms and results of a physical examination and sometimes do imaging tests to rule out other disorders.
Pain relievers may help, as may relaxation and stress management.
Many people occasionally have tension-type headaches.