Do chronic migraines count as Chronic Pain? Is it a disability?

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Last Updated: 07/29/2019 at 10:10pm
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February 24th, 2017 7:09pm
Migraine can be a chronic pain condition, yes. Whether or not chronic migraines are a disability largely depends on how frequently and seriously they affect your quality of life, ability to function, and job performance. They are listed under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) so the US government recognizes them as a potentially disabling condition.
February 19th, 2017 7:58pm
They definitely can be considered chronic pain. You could even consider them disabling if it is really having an effect on your life and keeping you from doing things you want to be able to do. They are terrible to live with. Hope this helps!
July 29th, 2019 10:10pm
Chronic migraines do count as a type of chronic pain. In some countries, it it is classed as a disability because as a chronic condition affecting atleast half of a month period or longer, it can affect an individual's income. This especially because of certain side effects such as severe and constant pain, dizziness, blurred or double vision, nausea etc or other similar symptoms that can make it difficult to continue with most works. In a similar way, chronic migraine may entitle some to a disabled badge depending upon where they live and what symptoms they have. Some driving authorities may revoke a licence.