Disabling Condition: Headaches

by Editorial Board on September 6, 2010 · 0 comments

in Headaches

Social Security does not list headaches, but when severe, headaches are similar to grand mal seizures and can be just as disabling.


  1. Do you know what types of headaches you have (migraine, tension, hypertensive, rebound)?
  2. What is the frequency and duration of your headaches?
  3. Have you had a head CT scan to rule out brain tumor or other causes?
  4. Do you keep a log, journal, or a calendar of episodes?

Grand mal seizures are disabling when they occur more than once a month despite treatment.  Although most seizures last for only a few minutes, most people will sleep afterwards and still feel disoriented when they wake up.  Headache suffers can also have a prolonged inability to function.

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