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Table 11

From: Reference programme: diagnosis and treatment of headache disorders and facial pain. Danish Headache Society, 3rd edition, 2020

Non-pharmacological treatment of tension-type headache
• Physical and neurological examination and reassurance.
• Rule out other underlying disorder e.g. depression or oromandibular dysfunction.
• Rule out overuse of analgesics
• Inform the patient about pain mechanisms
• Minimize, as possible, provoking factors, e.g. stress or non-physiological work posture
• Physiotherapy (daily exercises and posture correction)
• Biofeedback
• Stress- og pain management
• Acupuncture