25 Worst Pains Humans Can Experience

Have you ever wondered what are the worst pains a human can experience? We hate to say it, but there are quite a few. Pain is the sensory response your body sends to your brain to let it know when and where something has gone wrong. Usually, this is helpful because it warns you about something that might harm you, such as touching a hot surface or stepping on something sharp. In some cases, however, the pain itself can become so unbearable that it becomes the problem itself, and in these scenarios there is often not much a person can do but suffer through it. Here are the 25 worst pains humans can experience. Hopefully, you’ll avoid having to go through them yourself.




Also known as “death by a thousand cuts,” this form of execution was used in China and Vietnam up until the 1900’s. Basically, the victim’s body was slowly cut into pieces, with the intention to keep them alive for as long as possible to increase the pain.




Tetanus is a serious bacterial infection that is often contracted via cuts or punctures from rusted metal, where the bacteria is common. The infection is also known as “lockjaw” due to its tendency to cause severe muscle contractions in the face and neck which can restrict airways and even lead to death. Luckily, a vaccine is widely available, so a majority of tetanus cases nowadays are due to poor access to vaccines or medical treatment.



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Described by some as feeling like your organs are being ripped out, there is no doubt that whatever magic allows us to bring new life into the world comes at a great cost to the mothers doing the delivering. It’s also worth noting that, statistically, nearly half of the human population is likely to go through it at some point in their lives, making it one of the most common items in this list.



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An extremely painful method of execution, crucifixions were used as early as 479 BCE, however, it wasn’t till later when it was perfected by the Romans that it saw widespread use. Specifically engineered to keep the victim alive and in pain for as long as possible, it’s no stretch of the imagination to see how this form of torture gave us the word “excruciating.”




Peritoneum is a thin lining that covers much of the inside of your abdomen, and when it gets inflamed…get ready for pain. Usually caused by a leakage of the intestines, Peritonitis causes extreme pain and, if left untreated, is almost always fatal.

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