Most people get headaches, but some people get headaches so severely that they can be classified as a disability. Many of these people have medications that are taken in order to control them, special diets and lifestyle changes that they have to make. Even these large changes tend not to fix the problem and the debilitating headaches still continue. They rip apart the personal and work lives of these people and make it nearly impossible for them to hold a regular job. The typical form of headache disorders are migraines, but can also be chronic headaches as well.

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Types of headaches:

  • Episodic Tension Headaches: Mild to moderate pain in the head that is constant. These occur less than fifteen days a month and involve pain in the front, top or sides of the head. Generally this type of headache lasts anywhere from 30 minutes to several days and begins gradually and gets worse as the day goes on.
  • Chronic Tension Headaches: This type of tension headache is almost always painful but varies in the intensity of the pain throughout the day. These occur more than fifteen days per month and involve the front, top or sides of the head.
  • Migraines: These are a specific type of headache that involves moderate to serious pain that affects the entire head. This also includes a sensitivity to light, loud noises or smells that comes with a loss of appetite and nausea or vomiting. Generally people who experience migraines have periods of feeling very warm or cold, extreme tiredness, dizziness and report seeing dots, lights or blind spots.
  • Cluster Headaches: This type of headache is generally experienced as pain on one side of the fact that is throbbing or constant. It is generally located behind the eye or in that general region. This pain normally lasts for about a half hour to an hour and a half depending on the severity of it. It usually disappears for a while but returns later in the day.
  • Sinus Headaches: These headaches occur when the sinuses are clogged or infected. Generally this is constant pain and pressure in the cheekbones, forehead or nose. The pain is constant but is worse when the person moves quickly or sits up after laying down.

woman suffering from headachesChronic headaches can be a debilitating syndrome that keeps you out of work for long periods of time. If you or a loved one has this problem and it is affecting the quality of life so severely that your doctor tells you that you should not return to work, contact an experienced RI Social Security Disability attorney right away. An experienced Social Security attorney in Rhode Island can help you to make important life decisions and can ease the stress of the application process to the Social Security Administration. Nearly 75 percent of all first time applicants for Social Security Disability are denied benefits. This denial is generally not because the disability is not worthy of benefits, but rather because the paperwork was not what the Social Security Administration was looking for.

medical record for person with severe headachesWhen looking to approve or deny a claim for Disability benefits, the Social Security Administration relies heavily on the medical record provided to them as well as the opinion of the treating physician. It is important to have an attorney look these papers over in order to be sure that they accurately reflect the pain that you are experiencing. An experienced Social Security Disability attorney can ensure that you put the best claim forward for benefits that you have and can also reduce the stress of compiling and reading all of the information yourself.

Dealing with chronic headaches can be stressful and a competent and experienced RI Social Security Disability attorney can ease the stress and pain of fighting for your right to Social Security Disability compensation. An experienced RI Social Security Disability attorney can also ensure that the Social Security Administration is aware of the extent of your disability and your inability to work.

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man with Headaches talking to a personal injury lawyer for helpIf you have a lawyer prior to filing a claim with the Social Security Administration, your chances of succeeding are nearly doubled. Not only are your chances of success greater, but you will begin receiving your benefits more quickly. If you plan on, or are currently doing business with the Social Security Administration, call The Law Offices of d’Oliveira & Associates now. We can help to ensure that your claim is processed quickly, efficiently, and successfully. We at d’Oliveira & Associates are highly skilled in the area of Social Security Disability law and have helped many clients successfully. Please contact The Law Offices of d’Oliveira & Associates at 1-800-992-6878 or fill out a contact form for a free legal consultation.