High Or Low Pain Tolerance

What Causes Low Pain Tolerance?

Low pain tolerance can have various causes, just like most other symptoms.  Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.

Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms.  In order to diagnose low pain tolerance, we could:
  • Research the topic
  • Find a doctor with the time
  • Use a diagnostic computer system.
The process is the same, whichever method is used.

Step 1: List all Possible Causes

We begin by identifying the disease conditions which have "low pain tolerance" as a symptom.  Here are two possibilities:
  • Low Histamine
  • High Histamine

Step 2: Build a Symptom Checklist

We then identify all possible symptoms and risk factors of each possible cause, and check the ones that apply:
excess nose/throat mucus
frequent racing thoughts
poor tolerance of heat
being highly motivated
occasional unexplained nausea
good cold weather tolerance
good creativity/imagination
excess saliva in mouth
frequent colds/flus
childhood hyperactivity
... and so on

Step 3: Rule Out or Confirm each Possible Cause

A differential diagnosis of your symptoms and risk factors finds the likely cause of low pain tolerance:
Cause Probability Status
High Histamine 91% Confirm
Low Histamine 55% Possible
* This is a simple example to illustrate the process

Arriving at a Correct Diagnosis

The Analyst™ is our online diagnosis tool that learns all about you through a straightforward process of multi-level questioning, providing diagnosis at the end.

In the Nervous System Symptoms section of the questionnaire, The Analyst™ will ask the following question about high or low pain tolerance:
What is your level of pain tolerance generally?
Possible responses:
→ Very poor pain tolerance
→ Poor pain tolerance
→ Average / don't know
→ High pain tolerance
→ Very high pain tolerance
Based on your response to this question, which may indicate very low tolerance for pain, low tolerance for pain, high tolerance for pain or very high tolerance for pain, The Analyst™ will consider possibilities such as:
... and also rule out issues such as: