Treatment

To end your headache, remove the headwear that's causing the pressure. Further treatment is rarely needed.

If you have a history of migraines, wearing tight headwear may trigger an attack that requires migraine medication for relief.

Clinical trials

Explore Mayo Clinic studies testing new treatments, interventions and tests as a means to prevent, detect, treat or manage this disease.

External compression headaches care at Mayo Clinic

Feb. 06, 2018
References
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