The disability insurance companies will often argue that a claimant is not taking a enough medication to treat a disability caused by headaches or migraines. Our disability lawyers have been arguing with disability carriers for years about their unreasonable beliefs regarding headaches and the use of medication. The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence in the United Kingdome recently posted a great article confirming that the “Overuse of Painkillers Can Make Headaches Worse.”
There have been hundreds of medical studies published which confirm that medication overuse will increase rather than help alleviate headaches. More than 10 million people in the UK experience headaches frequently or at regular intervals. “While there are around 200 distinct types of headache, 95 per cent of headaches are due to four types of disorders, namely tension-type headaches, migraines, cluster headaches, and medication overuse headaches.
Our law firm has represented hundreds of individuals disabled by headaches. Since headaches are subjective complaints, disability insurance companies will often come up with unreasonable excuses to deny these claims. If you have a disability claim involving headaches or are considering filing a claim, then contact us for a free consultation.