@joseph0372 Only thing I can say is that each person is different and hence feel things differently. You gather 10 people together and you will get 10 different descriptions of the same pain. I tolerate pain better than many.. most people's 10 is a 4 for me.
Doctors… it can be quite a search to find the right one for you. I have fired a few. Ever once in a while a recommendation from a friend or acquaintance… I have very few people around me I call friend… can be helpful. I found an excellent podiatrist that way. My friend from way back in high school is a nurse and recommended him. I asked her because nurses are on their feet a lot and often need to see a podiatrist. She had not seen him yet, but many of her friends had and they were really pleased with him. I don't mind driving an hour to her town to see an excellent doctor. So if you need a cardiologist or a gastroenterologist ask those that have those doctors and their opinion of them. I don't hold much thought of the reviews online.