This is why I hate the effing pain scale. It's meaningless. Like my 6 is most people's 10. And health care "professionals" don't believe it can be that bad, so we end up undertreated. Stop punishing chronic pain patients. Don't we already suffer enough?
Basic Pain Scale Chart - A pain scale measures a persons pain intensity, and are based on self-report, observational (behavioral), or physiological data. Various pain scales are available for neonates, infants, children, adolescents, adults, seniors, and persons whose communication is impaired. Pain assessments are often regarded as "the 5th Vital Sign."