The following posts are very interesting. I am a neurologist and currently subspecialty training in pain management. After reading the above posts I would like to clarify a few points. Technically, pain is not a "cause" of seizures. Seizures are caused by both structural abnormalities in the brain, which can usually be seen on neuroimaging, or physiologic abnormalities which can not. Some people will have a lower threshold for having a seizure.