Even more painful than child birth is reportedly the worst pain ever felt by a human called Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS).
CRPS can happen to anyone and can develop from something as common as a twisted ankle.
CRPS is believed to be caused by damage or malfunction of the nervous systems, but the full cause is not understood.
It most often affects a person’s hand, arm, foot or leg after an injury and the pain can spread throughout the entire body. While most people recover, the condition can recur and in severe cases, persist for years.
The current theory is that acute CRPS is triggered by an inflammatory response that does not subside in the normal way and after three or four months neurological mechanisms within the spinal cord and brain take over and maintain the painful signs and symptoms.
There are researchers internationally who have been investigating CRPS and other painful conditions such as arthritis and back pain for many years. This includes clinical trials in Australia that may be right for you or someone you know
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