What is an intractable headache?

Abstract. The terms refractory headache and intractable headache have been used interchangeably to describe persistent headache that is difficult to treat or fails to respond to standard and/or aggressive treatment modalities.

What is intractable migraine with status migrainosus?

Intractable migraine, also referred to as status migraine or status migrainosus, is a severe migraine that has continued for greater than 72 hours and has been refractory to usual therapies for migraine.

What is an intractable migraine with aura?

Status migrainosus, or intractable migraine, is a persistent, debilitating migraine without aura that significantly affects a person’s ability to function. Even when affected individuals take steps to control triggers and make deliberate lifestyle changes, it still has a major impact on their quality of life.

Is intractable migraine a disability?

If you experience chronic migraine that makes it difficult or impossible for you to work you can file a claim for Social Security disability benefits. You will need to provide medical documentation of your illness in order for your claim to be approved.