Life without pain
Congenital ongenit li insensitivity to pain (CIPA) is a genetic disorder that affects fewer than one in a million people. For someone to get CIPA, they must receive a copy of the gene from both parents, who in turn must both have a specific chromosome mutation – thought to be the chromosome that determines nerve growth. Nerves carry messages from your body to your brain via the spine. For people with CIPA, this process doesn’t work, so the brain doesn’t receive pain messages.