The NHS has revealed the most painful health conditions you can suffer from

The NHS has released a list of the most painful conditions you can suffer from.

Tuesday, 26th February 2019, 13:23 pm
Updated Tuesday, 26th February 2019, 13:27 pm
NHS reveal 20 most painful conditions

All these conditions cause such pain that they can prevent you performing daily tasks and and disrupt the way you live.

Shingles typically appears as a rash or crop of blisters on one side of your body, often around the waistline. The NHS said: The pain of shingles tends to be burning or tingling, and often affects only one side of your body. You may feel stabs of pain when someone simply brushes lightly against the affected skin or a breeze wafts over it.
Broken or cracked bones are known as fractures. While small breaks may not cause much pain, usually a broken bone is incredibly painful especially when you move it; producing a dull ache. The NHS said: Broken bones can heal by themselves, but they may need to be lined up and fixed in position so they set properly. As a general rule, the older you are and the bigger the bone that's broken, the longer it will take to heal.
This is often the result of twisting or lifting, causing one of the discs in the spine to rupture. The NHS said: Most people with a slipped disc experience sudden and severe lower back pain. It's usually eased by lying down, and often made worse by moving your back, coughing or sneezing. A slipped disc can also cause leg pain.

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An aching pain running down the leg. This is caused by the sciatic nerve being pinched or irritated by damage to the back. The NHS said: "Sciatica is different to general back pain. The pain of sciatica hardly affects your back at all instead, it radiates out from your lower back, down the buttocks and into one or both of the legs, right down to the calf."
This is the swelling of pancreas causing sudden and severe abdominal pain. This pain usually gets worse and can travel along your back or below your left shoulder blade. The NHS said: "Eating or drinking, especially fatty foods, may also make you feel worse very quickly. Leaning forward or curling into a ball may help to relieve the pain, but lying flat on your back often increases it. "
A sore or hole that forms in the lining of the stomach causing a burning pain in the abdomen. If left untreated it can burn through the stomach wall, letting digestive juices and food leak into the abdominal cavity. This is a perforated ulcer and the NHS describes it as a medical emergency that needs to be operated on immediately.
The pain after surgery will vary according to the operation but the NHS said you should never 'tough out' too much pain. The NHS said: "There are lots of effective painkillers on offer to keep your pain after surgery under control. In addition to making you more comfortable, well-controlled pain will help you get better faster and prevent long-term problems.
Causes aches and pains all over the body, typically in the back of the neck, shoulders, lower back, hips, shins elbows and knees. The NHS said: "Quite often, the pain and stiffness is worse in the morning, and you may have more pain in muscle groups that you use repetitively."
Where the tissue that lines the womb is found outside, such as in the ovaries or fallopian tubes. The NHS said: "While some women with endometriosis have no symptoms at all, others have lots of pain, including pelvic pain, period pain, and pain during and after sex."
Causes swelling and severe pain in a joint, often the base of the big toe. The NHS said: "During an attack of gout, the joint starts to ache, before swelling up and becoming red, hot and extremely painful. Attacks can last between 1 and 10 days."
Also known as Fothergill's disease, this includes bouts of severe pain in one side of the face that comes and goes unpredictably in sudden attacks. The pain has been described by some as an electric shock shooting through the face while others compare it to an insense sensation of burning and stabbing.
A painful swelling of the appendix most common with children. The pain usually starts in the middle of their tummy before shifting to the lower-right and intensifying. The NHS said: "Appendicitis is a medical emergency that usually needs an urgent operation to remove the appendix before it bursts."
Passing a kidney stone can produce a sudden, sharp, cramping pain in your lower back or the side of the abdomen, or occasionally in your groin. The NHS said that many who experience it may feel the need to go to A&E but the pain disappears once the stone has been passed in the urine.
An intense headache on one side of the head that gets worse when you move. The pain is usually a moderate or severe throbbing sensation and can occur on both sides of your head and may affect your face or neck. The NHS said: "Migraines can cause vomiting and extreme sensitivity to light and sound. Sometimes, in cases of severe migraines, the best thing to do is find a dark, quiet place to lie down until the pain passes."
Constant and often disabling joint pain usually in the hips, knees, wrists or fingers. It can come on suddenly or over time, often linked with muscle aches and stiffness in the joints. The NHS said: "Various different types of arthritis including rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and lupus can cause joint damage."
A sudden episode of pain, known as a pain crisis. The NHS said that the pain usually occurs in the bones and joints and can vary from mild to severe for up to seven days.
Causes pain in the centre of the chest that can be so bad it causes you to collapse. The NHS said: "The pain can feel like really bad indigestion, and sometimes spreads to your jaw, neck, back, arms or stomach. If you suspect that you or someone else is having a heart attack, call for emergency help immediately."
A long-lasting pain that can appear shortly after an injury, such as a fracture, burn or cut. The burning pain of CRPS is continuous and intense, and often completely disproportionate to the severity of the original injury. The NHS said: "The pain is usually confined to the previously injured limb but can sometimes spread to other parts of the body."
A very painful condition that can for several years if not properly treated. The NHS said: "In frozen shoulder, the joint becomes so tight and stiff that it's virtually impossible to carry out simple movements, such as raising your arm. Daily activities like taking off a T-shirt, lifting a kettle, putting on a coat or even combing your hair become an ordeal."
An excruciating attack of pain on one side of the head, usually felt around the eye. The NHS said: "People often feel restless and agitated during an attack because the pain is so intense, and they may react by rocking, pacing, or banging their head against the wall.