Flow Chart for Diagnosis of Headache

Our treatment plan follows this headache diagnosis flow chart. This flow chart allows for pain management and/or diagnosis of the etiology of and diagnosis for the type of pain, muscle, vascular, or neurogenic pain.

Headache Diagnosis Flow Chart
We can usually diagnose and form a treatment plan on your first visit. We can do this because most headaches are muscle. Most muscle pain does not show up in a blood test, MRI or CAT scan. The diagnosis is made from the patient’s history and clinical examination. If you have an excruciating headache and are thinking about going to an ER (Emergency Room), call us at 859-623-3761 and we will see you the same day.