Headache Location Charts

Use a headache location chart to understand the patient’s condition better or explain the probable diagnosis to the patient.

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What is a Headache Location Chart?

A is a visual tool that shows diagrams of a person with colored areas of the head that indicate pain. Each diagram represents a different type of headache based on the pain’s location, labeled accordingly. Though commonly used by clients, medical practitioners may also use our take of a headache location chart as a visual aid or a document where they can write down any findings or observations on the patient.

Just so you have an idea of the headaches we featured on our template, we’ve provided a list below:

  • Sinus Headache
  • Tension and Stress Headache
  • Migraine
  • Cluster Headache
  • TMJ Disorder
  • Allergy Headache

Do note that we’ve only included the common types of headaches one may have and that if your patient’s description doesn’t fit any of the provided ones, you must consider other types.

If using this resource will benefit you, keep reading for instructions on downloading our template and information on how to use it and its benefits.

Printable Headache Location Chart

Download the Headache Location Chart to better understand your patient’s symptoms.

How to use the Headache Location Chart:

Step One. Access and Download the Template

To access and download a digital and printable copy of the “Headache Location Chart” template, you can do either of the following:

Step Two. Interview the Patient

At this point, it’s best to interview the patient and have them describe their pain. If it helps, you may show them the template so they may point to the diagram that best matches their description.

Step Three. Fill Out the Template

While conducting the interview or immediately after, you can fill out the template with important information such as their headache type - whether or not it’s present on the diagram—and any additional descriptive information the patient provides, observations, and findings. 

Step Four. Securely Store the Template 

Before proceeding to the following steps, remember to store the template in a secure physical location or on Carepatron for easy access to relevant parties.

Headache Location Charts Example (sample)

Here’s an example of a filled-out headache location chart, downloadable as a PDF file. Feel free to use this sample to learn more about using the blank template in your practice during a patient interview. 

Obtain an offline copy as a guide, reference, or educational resource in the future by viewing the sample below or the “Download Example PDF” button above.  

Download this Headache Location Chart Example:

Headache Location Charts Example (sample)

When would you use this Form?

This headache location chart is designed to be used by no medical professional. Any healthcare practitioner who needs access to resources—whether to refer, diagnose, or cure—can use and benefit from a fillable PDF file. 

In case you need specific circumstances or situations when our template may be of help, we’ve provided a list of them below:

  • When you’re interviewing a patient 
  • When deciding which specialist to refer them to based on their symptoms. 
  • When you’re formulating a diagnosis 
  • When you need a basis to conduct a particular test or do a specific examination 
  • When you’re coming up with a treatment plan


Easy to Use

Our free headache location template only has two sections - the diagram and the notes - and no instructions are provided, which makes it easy to use. Furthermore, it is less complicated because you can use the template however you want. 

Provides Insight into the Patient’s Condition

Referring physicians can use the headache location chart to better understand the patient’s condition. Not only will it be a reference, but it can also be used as a visual aid, especially if the patient cannot verbally describe or elaborate on their feelings. 

Aid in Treatment Planning

Aside from understanding the patient better, the referring physician can use the notes they’ve written down when formulating a plan for their patient.

Easily Accessible

Our free headache location chart isn’t only portable and easily accessible on a PDF editor on any gadget you have on hand. With easy access, you can complete and store the template effortlessly. 

Why use Carepatron as your Headache Location app?

Beyond being a place where you can obtain and complete a headache location template, Carepatron is also a leading practice management software where practitioners, you included, can access tools and features that’ll help you be more productive and manage your practice more efficiently.

With Carepatron, you can automate tasks and streamline processes like:

  • Controlling and Managing Schedules
  • Reminding Patients of Scheduled Appointments and Payment Dues
  • Creating and Storing Patient Information, Notes, Invoices, and Medical Documents
  • Handling and Processing Payments

And this is just a sneak peek of the many things you can do on Carepatron!

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Commonly asked questions

Who typically uses Headache Location Charts?

Nurses, general physicians, and specialists like ENTs and neurologists who can treat headaches can use the headache location charts. Patients can also use it to explain their feelings better if the referring physician requests.

When are Headache Location Charts used?

Headache location charts are typically used during a patient interview and examination. The Headache Location Charts are most likely used during a patient examination.

How can the Headache Location Chart help a person?

The headache location chart can help clients explain themselves better and help the referring physician gain more insight into the patient’s condition. It can be a visual aid or a document where one can note observations and findings.

Who typically uses Headache Location Charts?
Who typically uses Headache Location Charts?
Written by
Patricia Buenaventura
Patricia Buenaventura

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