This syndrome causes the worst pain in the world

McGill University (Canada) has developed the McGill Pain Index, which, thanks to a long questionnaire for suffering patients, makes it possible to classify the worst pain in the world.

The extent of the pain is always difficult to assess, everyone feels it differently. McGill University in Canada has nevertheless succeeded in setting up a pain scale and defining the most difficult pain to endure.

You have probably been asked to rate your pain on a scale of 1 to 10. This is called the visual analog scale (VAS). Because every pain is unique, an 8 out of 10 for two people will not necessarily mean the same pain level. Because of this, it is difficult to know which pathology is the most painful. For this reason, McGill University in Montreal developed a questionnaire for patients to rank their worst pain. Here are the 10 most intense pains listed by the experts.

10. Trigeminal neuralgia

This disease, also called “painful tic”, is manifested by sudden and unexpected violent attacks of pain in part of the face, between the eyelids and the upper lip, causing involuntary contractions that can produce sensations of short and intense electric shocks repeat in burst. This disease affects about 1 in 5000 people and is more common in women after the age of 50.

9. Migraines

We all know that terrible pain caused by a migraine. If the intensity of a migraine is not always the same, it causes severe pain in half of the skull and very often intolerance to noise or light, and there is not much to do to wait for the pain to pass. In addition, migraine has a strong impact on quality of life.

8. Renal colic

Renal colic causes severe pain in the lumbar and abdominal regions, occurring on only one side. This pain is due to increased pressure in the urinary tract and kidney. Due to the presence of an obstruction in the urinary tract, no position allows for pain relief.

7. Fibromyalgia

The causes of this disease are poorly understood, but it is known to cause diffuse and persistent pain in joints and muscles, although no lesion or inflammation is detectable. In addition to pressure sensitivity, this pain is accompanied by other symptoms such as severe tiredness or sleep disorders.

6. Rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic autoimmune inflammatory disease in which the immune system attacks the membrane of joints, causing it to swell and produce inflammatory enzymes. Often confused with osteoarthritis, this disease primarily damages tendons, cartilage and bones and symptoms are more common late at night and in the morning.

5. Crohn’s disease

Crohn’s disease is a chronic inflammation that can affect the walls of the entire digestive tract from the mouth to the anus. This disease would result in attacks of pain similar to appendicitis and the causes can be genetic or environmental.

4. Finger amputation

Because the finger is the part of the body where we have the most nerves, amputating it without anesthesia causes a lot of pain. A reimplanted finger systematically has consequences such as stiffness, cold pain or altered sensitivity.

3rd birth

Bringing a child into the world is anything but child’s play. Besides being long, childbirth is often very painful. They are considered to be some of the worst pain there is due to the intense contractions that the body can experience for several days. The contractions can radiate through the stomach, kidneys, pelvis, and sometimes even the legs. It seems that a man cannot imagine this pain, although many women feel that the pain resembles that of an acute form of kidney stones.

2. Ant bite

As surprising as it may seem, an ant bite comes second in this ranking. It is obviously not an ant like we can meet everywhere around us, but an ant Paraponera clavata, that lives in the tropical forests of Central and South America. Its venom delivers a very painful neurotoxic venom that causes an intense burning sensation that spreads down the affected limb, causing uncontrolled muscle contractions for several hours.

1. Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)

CRPS is a rare and little-known condition that is considered to be the worst pain in the world. This syndrome most commonly occurs after physical trauma such as a fracture or even a sprain that causes a nerve to malfunction. The patient then feels stabbing pain with hypersensitivity, edema, restricted movement or even tremors. A crisis can last for several months and there is still no treatment for this syndrome.

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