We’ve all suffered from headaches at some point in our lives, but the headaches that last for days, weeks, and months can be disabling. Migraine symptoms include vomiting, nausea, photophobia, phonophobia, dizziness, fatigue, along with a pounding headache. Individuals who suffer from severe, persistent headaches often find themselves unable to leave their beds, let alone work.
If your headaches make it difficult for you to concentrate and remain focused on the task at hand, you may be able to submit a claim for disability benefits. Insurance companies might deny headache claims, because there is no objective evidence. However, as most chronic headache sufferers know, there are no objective tests or measures available for this condition. Most doctors must take their patients’ word when evaluating the complaints, which is why physician support is so critical to these cases.