Thought to affect one in every seven adults, migraine has been recognised by the World Health Organisation as one of the top 20 most disabling lifetime conditions and costs the British economy an estimated £2billion a year.
But is migraine really a disability?
Many with migraine are able to manage their condition although there is as yet, no cure, but for a significant number of sufferers their migraines are so debilitating that their daily lives are dictated by the condition.
As a result, they can face significant barriers in everyday life.
One third of sufferers will experience significant disability as a result of their migraines at some point in their lives.
Read more on this at migrainetrust and their facts and figures about migraine fact-sheet.