What Is It/

How Is It Recognized/

Is Massage indicated

Condition Name

What Are They?

How Are They Recognized?

or Contraindicated?

Headaches

Headaches are pain caused

Tension headaches may be bilateral

Massage is systemically contrain-

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by any number of sources,

and generally painful. Vascular

dicated for headache due to in-

 

muscular tension is the

headaches are often unilateral and

fection or CNS disturbance. Mas-

 

most common source of

have a distinctive "throbbing" pain

sage is indicated for vascular

 

pain; congestive headaches

from blood flow into the head.

headaches in the subacute

 

are less common; and

Headaches brought about by cen-

stage. Massage is indicated

 

headaches due to serious

tral nervous system disease are ex-

for tension headaches.

 

underlying pathology are

treme, severe, and prolonged. They

 

 

the rarest of all.

can have a sudden or gradual onset.

 

 

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