On a scale of 1 to 10, who decides what’s qualifies as a 1 or what is a 10?
Each doctor, nurse and practitioner has their own definition in mind. I have yet to hear one say, “Well, I consider stubbing your toe a 2, appendicitis a 6, breaking your leg a 9. Based on that rating, what is your pain level?”
Then at least we’d have some basis for comparison and would be speaking the same language.